Savannah homeowners win sizable judgment in mold case against HVAC contractor

Two Savannah homeowners filed a complaint against a local air conditioning contractor and its insurer, asserting claims of professional negligence and fraud. The couple alleged that in March 2009, the contractor replaced the duct system of their home’s air conditioning …

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 …

New AAA Fixed Time and Cost Arbitration: Affordable Claims Resolution?

New AAA Fixed Time and Cost Arbitration: Affordable Dispute Resolution? 

A prior post discussed the advantages of the AAA’s Fast Track Arbitration Procedure.  More recently, the American Arbitration Association has created a new set of rules that also seek …

The Importance of Construction Document Management in Claims Resolution

The Importance of Construction Document Management in Claims Resolution

Construction projects typically involve many, many documents.  They can include volumes of specifications, supplemental specifications, and standards.  Even the contracts themselves can fill an oversized binder.  Outside of contract documents, the …

False Claims Act for Construction Financial Managers and Accountants

AHC attorneys David Cook and Mark Hanrahan authored an article on the False Claims Act that will appear in the next edition of Building Profits, the magazine of the Construction Financial Management Association.  The article identifies many risks arising …

Guest Post: Risk Management and Insurance Considerations for Joint Ventures

This guest post was written by Bud LaRosa.  It was originally posted on another blog, http://blog.construction-today.com/

By Bud LaRosa

Construction is seeing a lot more joint ventures now than it has in the past. Projects are becoming larger and more …

Fast Track Arbitration as a Vehicle for Resolving Small Claims

Many contractors and subcontractors fear the unpredictable costs of litigating their claims.  This is especially the case if the claim is small.  In some instances, the uncertainty of legal fees and consultant costs can cause them to forego asserting their …