Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


Federal Court Rules that Subcontractor Duties Are Not Terminated by Contractor’s Modest Underpayment

Posted in Case Law,Subcontractor Law by Blue Blog on the May 5th, 2016

by Stephanie Dodson Dougherty The Mar-Paul Company, Inc. (“Mar-Paul”) entered into an electrical subcontract with Butch-Kavitz, Inc. (“Butch”) for a renovation project at the Tobyhanna Army Depot in Pennsylvania owned by the United States Army Corps of Engineers. The subcontract amount for electrical and generator work by Butch was $452,000.00. However, the owner of the
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Subcontracting Law Book Gets Great Review

Posted in Honors & Awards,Subcontractor Law by Blue Blog on the August 26th, 2014

In the Summer 2014 edition of The Construction Lawyer (Volume 34, Number 3), noted construction attorney, Adrian L. Bastianelli, III wrote a glowing review of Construction Subcontracting: A Comprehensive Practical and Legal Guide which was published in April. The Cobb Law Group’s founding partner, Mark Cobb, was a contributor to this book exploring the unique
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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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Cobb to Speak on Subcontractor Payment Issues

Posted in Honors & Awards,Subcontractor Law by Blue Blog on the March 15th, 2014

Georgia materialmen lien attorney Mark Cobb regularly speaks at seminars and training sessions.  He frequently discusses legal issues related to Georgia subcontractors and general contractors including lien waivers, construction contract terms, best practices, and payment bond claims. In addition to speaking to construction professionals, Mark also speaks to and helps train other lawyers.  On March
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Update on ABA’s Subcontractor Law Book

Posted in Honors & Awards,Subcontractor Law by Blue Blog on the December 2nd, 2013

  Two days before Thanksgiving, the Cobb Law Group‘s founding partner, Mark Cobb and his editor submitted their final revisions for the new book on Subcontractor Law to be published by the American Bar Association (ABA) next spring. As long-time readers of this blog recall, in early 2012, the ABA Forum on Construction law began
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