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A Builder / Developer Successfully Defends Its Choice of the Completed Contract Method (CCM) for Reporting Income for its Planned Communities

This article was first published in the September 2016 issue of Construction Dollars and Sense, contributed by Alan K. Clark, an accountant with Smith, Adcock and Company LLP.

First covered in this newsletter, when the developer won in Tax Court

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Update on Local Governments’ Constitutional New Debt Limitation

In prior posts, we have discussed Georgia’s constitutional prohibition against local governments incurring “new debt” without voter approval in the context of public works.  A recent Georgia appellate case addressed the provision in the context of a development impact

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A16A0134. Georgia Interlocal Risk Management Agency v. City of Sandy Springs, Georgia. PE-00


Georgia Interlocal Risk Management Agency (“GIRMA”) appeals the grant of a motion to dismiss its declaratory judgment action involving decisions in the cases of Flanigan’s I and Flanigan’s II.


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Contractor’s Unwritten Contractual Claim Denied by Sovereign Immunity; Mandamus Does Not Help

In a very well-reasoned opinion, the Supreme Court of Georgia upheld the denial of a contractor’s unwritten-contract claim against a county based on sovereign immunity.  Based on an alleged oral contract, Contractor built a sewer pumping station for the County

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Expired Contract Not Revived Due to Sovereign Immunity and the Ex Contractu Clause

A few months ago, a decision by the Supreme Court of Georgia in Georgia Department of Labor v. RTT Associates, Inc. provided a strict rule for contractors who work with state agencies to determine whether a state agency has waived …

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Video: Contractors’ Update on New Regulations Governing Commercial Use of Drones

At a presentation before the AGC of Georgia, AHHC attorneys Mark Hanrahan, David Cook, and Chadd Reynolds covered “Contractors’ Update on New Regulations Governing Commercial Use of Drones.”  View the presentation here:

On June 23, 2016, the Department of

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Drones in Construction: Helpful Resources

Construction contractors, subcontractors, and designers are implementing the use of drones in the planning, design, and construction of projects. AHHC will be posting several blog articles on this subject in the coming weeks.  In the meantime, we offer the following

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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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