Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


Construction Law Symposium in New Orleans!

Posted in Current Legal Issues by Blue Blog on the April 10th, 2014

This is an exciting week at the Cobb Law Group; our materialmen’s lien and payment bond lawyer, Mark Cobb, will be attending the ABA (American Bar Association)’s Forum on the Construction industry’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans!  The topic of the 2014 Annual Meeting is “Beat the Blues: Counseling the Client During the Course of
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S.B. 269 Pending Legislation Could Be Great for Georgia Lien Claimants

Posted in Current Legal Issues by Blue Blog on the January 25th, 2014

by Mark A. Cobb Virginia Construction Lawyer, Christopher G. Hill, maintains the highly-regarded blog “Construction Law Musings”.  He recently honored the Cobb Law Group by requesting that Mark Cobb write a guest post.  Mark chose to write about some pending Georgia legislation which is based on a Virginia statue.   Sen. Lindsey Tippins (R-Marietta) recently introduced
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Breaking News–Supreme Court Victory for Subcontractors

Posted in Contracts,Current Legal Issues,Georgia Case Law by Blue Blog on the December 8th, 2013

by Mark A. Cobb In its December 3, 2013 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court took a very important stand in favor of subcontractors!  For those of us watching Atlantic Marine Construction Co., Inc. v. United States District Court for the Western District of Texas, et al. closely, we were delighted to see that the Supreme
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Cobb to Speak at AGC Georgia Seminar

Posted in Current Legal Issues,Honors & Awards by Blue Blog on the December 4th, 2013

by Dorothy Spencer Georgia construction attorney Mark Cobb has been asked to be a presenter at the construction law seminar, “CONTRACTOR SURVIVAL 101”, sponsored by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Georgia held on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in Tifton, Georgia. According to the AGC Georgia’s information brochure, “Construction firms are faced with difficult legal,
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Are Police too Militaristic? Does That Make Them Unconstitutional?

Posted in Current Legal Issues,Miscellaneous by Blue Blog on the July 10th, 2013

Huffington Post journalist, Radley Balko has written a very interesting article for the most recent issue of the American Bar Association’s ABA Journal regarding the evolution of America’s police from friendly public servants to pseudo-military; to read this article, please click here > > If you would like to read more, the article’s author, Radley
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Amendment to Georgia’s Lien Law Takes Effect Today

Posted in Current Legal Issues,Materilamen's Liens by Blue Blog on the July 2nd, 2013

  by Mark A. Cobb On July 1, most of the 2013 Georgia legislative changes take effect including a very crucial amendment to Georgia’s lien laws. Earlier, this year, our state legislature approved and our Governor signed in to law, an amendment to the Georgia Mechanics and Materialmen’s Lien Statutes which allows lien claimants the
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Subguard and Surety Bonding in Georgia

Posted in Contractor Liability,Current Legal Issues,General Contractor Info by Blue Blog on the May 31st, 2013

  by Cobb Law Group Every construction project, whether large or small, comes with risks.  Contractors, subcontractors and materialmen worry whether payment will be made; conversely, project owners, developers and general contractors worry that subs and suppliers will properly perform.  Fortunately, there are several statutory and common law rights which help alleviate some of these
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Georgia’s Lien Statute Amendment Signed by Governor Deal

Posted in Current Legal Issues,Uncategorized by Blue Blog on the May 10th, 2013

by Mark Cobb We are excited to report that earlier this week, Georgia’s Governor Nathan Deal signed HB 434 into law thereby amending our state’s lien statute to allow lien claimants to include the amount due and owing the lien claimant under the terms of an express or implied contract, subcontract, or purchase order as
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Celebrate–May is Georgia’s International Building Safety Month

Posted in Current Legal Issues by Blue Blog on the May 1st, 2013

Did you hear?! Last week, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a proclamation naming May Georgia’s International Building Safety Month. This is a national campaign to help individuals and businesses understand what it takes to create and sustain safe and sustainable structures. The campaign reinforces the need for adoption of modern, model building codes, a strong
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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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