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CGL Policy Insurance Coverage in Construction

Mark Hanrahan, partner in law firm of Autry, Hanrahan, Hall & Cook, LLP, spoke at Sterling Risk Advisors to a group of construction professionals regarding Commercial General Liability insurance in construction.  Mark focused his talk on construction defects and

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Georgia Amends Anti-Indemnity Statute

In its most recent session, the Georgia General Assembly passed HB 943, which amends Georgia’s Anti-Indemnity Statute.  The amendment expands the Anti-Indemnity Statute beyond construction contracts to include contracts for engineering, architectural, and land surveying services (“A/E Contracts”).

In a …

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False Claims Act Lawsuit By Private Party Requires Governmental Approval

This post was written by Chadd Reynolds and David Cook.

Like many states, Georgia has enacted a False Claims Act, which is an important piece of legislation for public contractors and subcontractors.  The Act is largely similar to the …

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Georgia Court Clarifies Landlord Liability for Construction Defects

This post was written by AHHC attorney Chadd Reynolds.

In Cowart v. Schevitz, the Georgia Court of Appeals clarified the instances in which an out-of-possession landlord can be liable in a premises liability claim. No. A15A2036, 2016 WL 563114, …

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Forum-Selection Clause Enforced

This blog post was written by Chadd Reynolds and David Cook.

In a recent decision, the Georgia Court of Appeals strengthened the broad application of forum-selection clauses.  The Court in Cemex Construction Materials Florida, LLC v. LRA Naples, LLC, …

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Additional Insured Denied Recovery Under Commercial General Liability Policy For Costs Sustained Repairing Defective Construction and Resulting Property Damage

In Auto Owners Insurance Co. v. Gay Construction Co.,[1] a general contractor brought a claim as an additional insured under a sub-subcontractor’s commercial general liability (“CGL”) policy seeking to recover costs it sustained repairing the sub-subcontractor’s defective work …

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Atlanta Interchange Rebuild Will Use Public-Private Partnership Structure

I285/GA400 interchangeMore than three years after Georgia Governor Nathan Deal made it his top transportation project, the planned redevelopment of the I-285/GA 400 interchange in Sandy Springs (DeKalb County) in metro Atlanta is closer to a start date. The Georgia State …

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Parties’ Contract Cannot Eliminate Right to Apply to Vacate or Modify Arbitration Award

In Atlanta Flooring Design Centers, Inc. v. R.G. Williams Construction, Inc., a general contractor and subcontractor entered into a written subcontract which provided for arbitration of disputes.  The arbitration provisions provided that any arbitration award shall be final and …

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City Officials’ Immunity Argument Does Not Bar Enforcement Actions Brought Under the Open Meetings Act

This blog post was written by Chadd Reynolds and David R. Cook. 

A recent Georgia Court of Appeals case highlighted the extent to which city officials can shield themselves from immunity for their actions at open city council meetings. The …

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Private sector partnerships help DoD meet goals for energy efficiency and renewable energy production

Solar EnergyFor the last two decades, federal agencies have set mandates to reduce energy intensity, lower greenhouse gases and increase use of alternative energy sources. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) requires federal agencies to reduce energy intensity …

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