Each December, the American Bar Association (ABA) takes a moment at the end of the year to publish the ABA Journal Blawg 100 representing legal blogs which have been selected by their peers for excellence. As you have probably already guessed, legal blogs get renamed “Blawgs” and they are a gerat way to stay on top of current legal information as well as to learn about the more humourous aspects of law. There are legal blogs for specific states, specific areas of practice, as well as fun and creative blogs. We congratulate all of our collegues who made this list and whose writing teaches and inspires us. To check out the list click on the ABA Journal Blawg 100 and read some of these great blogs.
The Cobb Law Group‘s Georgia Construction Law Blog is less than one year old, but we are very grateful for the enthusiam of our readers. Please tell you friends about us, and leave us comments to let us know what we can do to improve our blog so that we educate and enteretain as well.
Happy New Year!
As you know, we started the Georgia Construction Law Blog in 2010, and as the year draws to a close we are grateful for our many readers. Needless to say, the holidays are a very busy time of the year; unfortunately, we might allow our hectic schedule to be the cause for forgetting important deadlines. Thus, we thought we take a few minutes to remind you that certain legal deadlines may run out on you despite the holidays. Please take a few minutes to review your current accounts receivables, your construction contracts, your delivery tickets and make sure that no deadlines are missed. Here are some Georgia statutes of limitations which you may find useful:
- Notice of Commencements: Should be filed with 15 days of the start of a construction project;
- Notice to Owner & Notice to Contractor: Must be given within 30 days of the first day in which you are on the job or begin supplying materials to the jobsite;
- Preliminary Liens: Must be filed within 30 days of the fist day in which you are on the job or begin supplying materials to the jobsite;
- Mechanics/Materialmen/Construction Liens: Must be filed within 90 days of the last day in which you were on the job or last supplied materials;
- Payment Bond Claims: Must be sent within 90 days of the last day in which you were on the job or last supplied materials;
- Lawsuit to Perfect a Materialmen’s Lien: Must be filed within 1 year of the date in which your lien was filed;
- Lawsuit on a Bond Claim: Depending on the type of the payment bond, the deadline to file a lawsuit on a bond claim may be as short as 6 months from the date the claim was made;
- Notice of Action of Filing Suit: Must be filed in the real estate records within 30 days of filing a lawsuit to perfect the mechanic/materialmen/construction lien; and
- Affidavit of Nonpayment: Must be filed within 60 days of the date of the Waiver and Release Upon Final Payment.
There are just a few of the many deadlines that may affect you. Please contact us if you have questions regarding these or other deadlines. Although it’s the holidays, our offices will be open the week between Christmas and New Years Eve. Merry Christmas!!
As the year draws to a close, we have decided to take a break from talking about materialmen’s lien, payment bond claims, commercial collections, American Institute of Archetect Contracts, and Georgia construction law. Instead, we thought we’d follow the lead of a California Judge who recognized Festivus as a legal holiday for an inmate. Read this article and have a happy festivus!
I honestly believe we have the finest legal system on the globe; nonetheless, there can be those participating in the legal process who are are less than perfect. Today, I though I’d share link to a page about a Judge in Tennessee who took almost 11 years to decide a pending matter. Check it out by clicking here > > Let us know what you think about this!