Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


GA Court of Appeals–If Contractor Does Not Give Notice, Then No Additional Claims Allowed

Posted in Contracts,Georgia Case Law,Government Contracting,Strict Compliance by Blue Blog on the April 4th, 2014

by Mark A. Cobb Last week, the Georgia Court of Appeals decided Western Surety Company v. Department of Transportation holding that a construction contract’s claim notice provisions were enforceable which, in turn, invalidated the prime contractor’s request for additional funds due to increased material costs.  This holding underscores every contractor and subcontractor’s need to be
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2013 Infrastructure Report Card Shows State of America

Posted in Current Legal Issues,Georgia Projects,Government Contracting by Blue Blog on the May 1st, 2013

  by Mark Cobb Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) produces a report evaluating the state of America’s infrastructure and grades them on a scale of A+ (great) to F- (lousy), and they recently released their 2013 report card.  Their report card covers 16 infrastructure categories and provides information on all
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Georgia School Projects–Make Your Claim against the Surety Now!

Posted in Government Contracting,Little Miller Act,Payment Bonds by Blue Blog on the August 24th, 2012

Since the school projects throughout Georgia are finishing up, we are noticing that some of our clients who furnished labor or materials on Georgia public school projects are calling us to say that they are not being paid.  Fortunately for them, there is usually a payment bond covering the school project which helps guarantee that
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Payment Bond Claims on Public Works Projects in Georgia

Posted in Government Contracting,Payment Bonds,Public Works Projects by Administrator on the May 10th, 2012

The pundits continue to debate the state of the economy, but since we represent so many construction professionals, we are able to notice trends pretty quickly ourselves.  To no one’s surprise, government contracting work has increased, and this has given much-needed work to subcontractors, and suppliers in Georgia.  Many clients who had stayed away from
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