At an upcoming panel discussion about federal government contracting, AHC attorney David Cook’s portion will focus on subcontractors and trade contractors. The legal issues and… Read More »Subcontractor Claims on Federal Government Projects
Payment Bond Claim
In a recent Georgia Court of Appeals case, the Court was tasked with determining whether the City of Atlanta’s compliance with the Georgia Payment Bond… Read More »Subcontractor’s Claim against City Barred by City’s Compliance with Georgia Payment Bond Statute
Unpaid Subcontractors Are Not Required to Give Ante Litem Notice Prior to Filing Actions Seeking Damages from Local Governments for Failure to Obtain Payment Bonds
This post was written by Chadd Reynolds and Mark Hanrahan. In City of College Park v. Sekisui SPR Americas, LLC., 331 Ga.App. 404 (2015), the… Read More »Unpaid Subcontractors Are Not Required to Give Ante Litem Notice Prior to Filing Actions Seeking Damages from Local Governments for Failure to Obtain Payment Bonds
When a cleaning contractor failed to pay its employees for cleaning services at a university, its employees sued the Board of Regents (BOR), asserting various… Read More »Public Owner Not Liable for Forged Non-Statutory Bond
Surety bonds offer security to owners, contractors, subcontractors, and others for performance of work and payment therefor. Both payment and performance bonds provide a sense of comfort to parties that rely on bonded parties. But before relying on surety bonds, parties should make sure the terms of the bond match reality.
A recent Georgia case illustrates the importance of checking the terms of surety bonds to ensure they identify and correctly name the parties, especially the bonded principal.Read More »Surety Bond Lesson: Properly Identify the Parties
The Georgia Court of Appeals recently held that claims against municipal governments by subcontractors are not covered by GIRMA’s risk management policy due to the exclusion for breach-of-contract claims.