Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


Waiver of Sovereign Immunity in Georgia Contract Claims

Posted in Case Law,Performand Bonds,Public Works Projects by Blue Blog on the October 1st, 2014

On September 22, the Supreme Court of Georgia ruled that the state’s sovereign immunity is waived for a surety’s claim against a contract with the state in State of Georgia Department of Corrections v. Developers Surety and Indemnity Company. What is Sovereign Immunity? Generally, sovereign immunity protects the state and other government entities (such as
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4 Types of Georgia Payment Bonds

Posted in Little Miller Act,Miller Act,Payment Bonds,Public Works Projects by Blue Blog on the March 19th, 2013

By:  Mark A. Cobb Making a payment bond claim (i.e., a claim against the surety bond) in Georgia may be difficult unless you realize that there are four different types of payment bonds and that each type of payment bond has its own requirements and its own statutes of limitations. Payment Bonds Help You Get
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Lien Upheld Against Georgia Development Authority Project

by Mark A. Cobb A recent Georgia Court of Appeals holding may give some subcontractors and suppliers reason to rejoice.  In Pinnacle Props. V, LLC v. Mainline Supply of Atlanta, LLC, 735 S.E.2d 166 (Ga. Ct. App. 2012), the court held that a materialmen’s lien placed against a construction project on a development corporation’s real
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CONTRACTORS BEWARE OF RETROACTIVE LIABILITY FOR DESIGN FLAWS

Posted in Contractor Liability,Current Legal Issues,Public Works Projects by Administrator on the June 7th, 2012

by:    Mark A. Cobb Cobb Law Group A recent development from the United States Supreme Court may have profound repercussions affecting almost everyone in the design, build and construction industries. This case stems from the 2007 collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minnesota which killed 13 people.  The bridge, which had been designed by the
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Payment Bond Claims on Privately Owned Construction Projects in Georgia

Posted in Materilamen's Liens,Payment Bonds,Public Works Projects by Administrator on the May 17th, 2012

You probably know that payments bonds are a great way to increase the likelihood of getting paid for the work you perform or the materials you supply on Federal, state and local government projects in Georgia.  But, did you know that private construction projects can also have payment bonds? Public Works Projects and Payment Bonds:
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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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