In 2015, Hall County (Georgia) brought legal action against Selective Insurance Company of America, Inc., the surety company for contractor Ruby Forrest. Hall County had… Read More »Georgia appellate court supports county claim against surety company’s failure to pay
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… Read More »Savannah homeowners win sizable judgment in mold case against HVAC contractor
The following article was first published by Chadd L. Reynolds in the Division of Government Construction’s September 2016 Newsletter for the American Bar Association’s Forum… Read More »Reaffirming the Importance of Appeal Deadlines Under the Contract Disputes Act
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… Read More »Parties’ Contract Cannot Eliminate Right to Apply to Vacate or Modify Arbitration Award
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,… Read More »New AAA Fixed Time and Cost Arbitration: Affordable 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 project participants will generally create daily reports, logs, and diaries. They will usually correspond by email on a daily basis.
When problems arise, the documents of a project will usually affect the outcome of any dispute. So it should be no surprise that a party who effectively manages its documents will be better suited to pursue or defend a claim. Those who do not effectively manage their documents usually pay attorneys and consultants large fees to wade through the documents and put them in some organized fashion. Read More »The Importance of Construction Document Management in Claims Resolution
Building Profits — the magazine for the Construction Financial Management Association — recently published an article written by AHC Attorney David Cook . Read the False Claims Act: What CFMs Need to Know. Read More »The False Claims Act: What Construction Financial Managers Need to Know
AHC attorney David Cook 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 from the False Claims Act, and specifically discusses those that impact construction financial managers and accountants. Read More »False Claims Act for Construction Financial Managers and Accountants
Proper Contracts Can Mitigate Key Risks in the Procurement of Facility-Related Construction Services
AHC attorney David R. Cook recently authored an article in the Facilities Engineering Journal regarding the importance of strong contracts in the procurement of construction… Read More »Proper Contracts Can Mitigate Key Risks in the Procurement of Facility-Related Construction Services
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 complex, requiring a certain expertise that only one or more of the partners can bring. Whatever the reasons for entering into a JV, there are many risk factors that need careful and consideration.Read More »Guest Post: Risk Management and Insurance Considerations for Joint Ventures