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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How to Lien a Job Site in Georgia

by Mark A. Cobb The Georgia Mechanics and Materialmen’s Lien Law Statutes (O.C.G.A. Section 44-14-360 et seq.) govern all aspects of filing construction liens in Georgia, and our construction lawyers have filed hundreds or thousands of liens on behalf of contractors, specialty subcontractors and material suppliers in virtually every county in Georgia! Disclaimer: This blog
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New Georgia Case Allows GC’s Some Leeway with Notices of Commencement

Posted in Georgia Case Law,Notice of Commencement,Notices to Owner (NTO's),Strict Compliance by Administrator on the November 30th, 2011

We are always on the lookout for cases which affect our clients’ right to file materialmen’s liens; last week, the Georgia Court of Appeals handed down a decision that allows general contractors a little leeway with getting their Notices of Commencement correct. Basically, the fact of the case are very common:  a supplier to a
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Follow-Up: Lien Claimants Beware of Typographical Errors in Liens!

Posted in Georgia Case Law,Materilamen's Liens,Strict Compliance,Typographical Errors by Administrator on the September 2nd, 2011

Before the weekend starts, we wanted to comment on the recent flurry of Georgia cases involving mechanics and construction liens.  There have been multiple rulings, and I’m pleased to report that for the most part, they interpret Georgia’s lien laws in favor of material suppliers, subcontractors, and lien claimants! In the next several posts, we’ll
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STRICT COMPLIANCE–What’s it all about?!

Posted in Filing Materialmen's Liens,Materilamen's Liens,Strict Compliance by Administrator on the July 25th, 2011

Since writing the recent blog article about the holding in the Handy Andy of Eastman, Inc. v. Evans, et al. matter, we have received requests for more information about “Strict Compliance” and what this phrase means to Georgia lien claimants. Background: First, it’s important to the remember that all construction liens are created by statue
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Some bad news for Georgia Lien Claimants!

PRACTICAL TIP: Liens must be precise, it is very important that your liens do not contain any typographical errors!