Georgia Construction, Bond & Lien Law Blog


Big Changes for Contractors Coming August 15 through the SBA’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program!

Posted in Bid Bonds,Current Legal Issues,Payment Bonds by Blue Blog on the August 8th, 2012

by:  Cobb Law Group It’s coming soon!  August 15 is a big day for small construction contractors and subcontractors!  According to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Surety Bond Guarantee Program, smaller construction contractors will have improved access to bonds. First, there is a new, streamlined application process which simplifies the existing SBG program paperwork for
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PROHIBITION 2012–CONTEST OF CALIFORNIA’S NEW FOIS GRAS BAN

Posted in Current Legal Issues,Miscellaneous by Administrator on the July 25th, 2012

  By:  Mark A. Cobb Cobb Law Group Admittedly, this is a little off-topic, but we have been keeping an eye on California’s ban on fois gras; this new legislation (California SB 1520) took effect on July 1, and it prohibits the  production of fois gras as well as the sale of foie gras in
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$105 Billion Federal Law May Assure Subcontractors of Payment on Public-Private Partnership Transportation Projects

Posted in Current Legal Issues by Administrator on the July 16th, 2012

by:  Mark A. Cobb Cobb Law Group   We are pleased that the President has signed H.R. 4348 which is called the “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act’’ or ‘‘MAP–21’’.  This highly anticipated, $105 billion transportation legislation gives US DOT officials an opportunity to address inadequate payment assurances for subcontractors. According to
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Legal Challenge to Georgia Appeals Court Decision Exposing Subcontractors to Third-Party Claims

Posted in Current Legal Issues,Georgia Case Law by Administrator on the July 9th, 2012

    by:  Mark A. Cobb Cobb Law Group As members of the American Subcontractor’s Association (“ASA”), the Cobb Law Group is pleased to pass along the following information from a recent ASAToday weekly news bulletin: “ASA is asking the Georgia Supreme Court to overturn a decision that ASA warned ‘could result in increased liability
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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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Georgia Court of Appeals Requires Strict Compliance of Supplier’s Notice to Owner/Notice to Contractor

Posted in Case Law,Current Legal Issues,Notice of Commencement,Notices to Owner (NTO's) by Administrator on the March 8th, 2010

Last month, the Georgia Court of Appeals handed down a decision that affects every third-tier subcontractor and supplier working on construction projects in Georgia.  In short, the court held that a supplier’s Notice to Owner/Notice to Contractor  which failed to include the subcontractor’s address and the location of the project  did not comply with statutory
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