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Prompt Pay Act

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 to a contractor or subcontractor where they perform construction work on property and the owner of the property fails to remit payment within statutory deadlines.  Where the Act applies, it provides for an award of attorney fees and interest on late payments.  In Electric Works CMA, Inc. v. Baldwin Technical Fabrics, Inc., the court explained that attorney fees are recoverable without the necessity of showing bad faith.Read More »Recovery of Attorney Fees and Interest Under The Georgia Prompt Pay Act