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Third Circuit Holds AIA 201’s Arbitration Clause Applies Only to Disputes During Construction

Posted in Arbitration,Case Law,Contracts by Blue Blog on the November 20th, 2016

We are pleased to welcome a guest author for today’s post.  Douglas Dodson is a 2016 graduate of the University of Miami’s J.D./M.B.A. program, and he is pursuing a career in business consulting. By Douglas Dodson, J.D., M.B.A. The prime contract on the majority of construction projects includes a general conditions document, which are then
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The Art of a Well-Drafted Construction Contract

Posted in Contracts,Fun! by Blue Blog on the May 18th, 2016

by Mark A. Cobb We always enjoy sharing great blog articles with you. Sometimes, the topics just happen by themselves, sometimes they are based upon a real-life experience with a client or opposing counsel, other times they are more deliberate such as series of articles on a particular construction topic. Regardless of the source, our
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Outline for Georgia Construction Contracts

Posted in Contracts by Blue Blog on the September 2nd, 2015

The Cobb Law Group makes every effort to get its readers informed about changes in the law, but occasionally, we offer basic guides to improve the foundations of business.  Thus, beginning with this blog entry, we embark on a multi-blog article on Georgia contracts and, specifically, Georgia contracting in Georgia. Thus, the following is Georgia
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The Construction Contract Process

Posted in Contracts by Blue Blog on the February 22nd, 2015

As our long-time readers know, Mark Cobb is adjunct faculty at Thomas University.  Currently, he is leading a class on construction law and business, and one of his students, Travis Williams, Jr., is our guest blogger.  In addition to being a student, Travis is a co-owner of Thomasville Glass and Exteriors, where he specializes in
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Georgia’s Right to Repair Act: Homeowner’s Pre-litigation Requirements for Construction Defect Claims

Posted in Contractor Liability,Contracts by Blue Blog on the February 9th, 2015

by Stephanie Dodson Dougherty The Georgia Legislature enabled the Right to Repair Act (O.C.G.A. § 8-2-35, et seq.) in 2004 to reduce construction-related litigation by providing resolution alternatives for legitimate construction disputes. Although the stated purpose of the Act is to protect the rights of homeowners, it actually heightens their burden by requiring precise pre-litigation
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Cobb to Present Live Webinar on How to Create Better Construction Contracts for Free

Posted in Contracts,Honors & Awards by Blue Blog on the January 23rd, 2015

Clear your schedule and mark your calendars, Georgia Construction Contract Attorney, Mark Cobb, will be leading a Webinar on Better Customer Contracts: 15Free Things You Can Do To Create Better Sales Contracts. When:  Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 3:00 EST Sponsor:  Cabinet Makers Association   For more information, please click on the links below .
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Recent Case Highlights the Importance of the Construction Contracts

Posted in Case Law,Contracts,Joint Ventures by Blue Blog on the November 26th, 2014

In a case decided on November 17, Inland Atlantic Old National Phase I, LLC et. al. v. 6425 Old National, LLC, the Fourth Division Court of Appeals of Georgia ruled on fiduciary duties owed under joint venture agreements, applied rules of contract construction, and briefly addressed substantial versus strict compliance. Background:  The parties – Inland
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8 Simple Changes To Improve Your Construction Contracts

Posted in Contracts,General Contractor Info,Good Business Practices by Blue Blog on the July 7th, 2014

by Mark A. Cobb If you are a Georgia contractor or subcontractor who uses written contracts (and if you are not using written contracts, you should!), then this blog might save you some legal costs and or headaches.  To improve your contracts, just follow the eight simple tips below! What this blog article is not:
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Don’t Make A Mistake–Read Your Contract

Posted in Case Law,Contracts,Subcontractor Law,Subcontractor Liability by Blue Blog on the June 30th, 2014

by Mark A. Cobb The Court of Appeals of Georgia recently issued their holding in Progressive Electrical Services, Inc. v. Task Force Construction, Inc., and this case interprets some construction contract terms which impact Georgia subcontractors.  Specifically, this case gives subcontractors a reason to be concerned about every contract into which they enter unless they
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ABA Publishes Book on Subcontractor Law

Posted in Contracts,Honors & Awards,Materilamen's Liens,Payment Bonds,Subcontractor Law by Blue Blog on the May 30th, 2014

After two years of hard work, we are pleased to announce that Construction Subcontracting: A Comprehensive Practical and Legal Guide has been published by the American Bar Association (“ABA”), and Mark Cobb is pleased to have been one of the contributors to this amazing new resource (and the only participating attorney from Georgia!) Although this
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