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 …

Recovery of Attorney Fees and Interest Under The Georgia Prompt Pay Act

In November 2010, the Georgia Court of Appeals interpreted the Georgia Prompt Pay Act to mandate the recovery of reasonable attorney fees to a prevailing party. 

The Prompt Pay Act

Georgia’s Prompt Pay Act (the “Act”) generally provides additional remedies …

New Residential Roofing Law Impacts Roofing Contracts and Marketing

After many of the recent storms crossing Georgia, residential roofing contractors became increasingly involved with assisting homeowners in procuring the necessary repairs to storm-damaged roofs.  Contractors negotiated with insurance companies, provided documentation to insurance companies, and ultimately performed the necessary …

Court of Appeals Rejects Owner’s Common Contract Defenses

Payment disputes are becoming increasingly common as all project participants struggle with the harsh construction economy.  In a recent appellate opinion, a general contractor and its subcontractor recovered on the subcontractor’s differing-site-conditions claim, despite the owner’s assertion of fairly common …