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What are the Conditions Required to Consider Contractors at Fault for Damage?

Hiring a contractor to complete renovations or repairs comes with the expectation

that work will be completed without causing damage to other areas of your property.

Unfortunately, shoddy work or other factors may result in exactly this happening. Should

the worst happen, the following guidelines will help you to determine exactly who can be

held responsible.

Construction Site

Start with an Inspection

The first step with any damages is to obtain an independent inspection and assessment

of the scope and cause. As … Read more

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How to Handle Property Damage Resulting from Irresponsible Nearby

When a neighbor plans, or begins, a construction, demolition, or renovation project on

their property, it’s important to work quickly to protect your own interests. Whether you

are a homeowner, business owner, or property manager, here’s what you need to be

aware of in order to handle possible damages.

Construction Site

What Can Go Wrong?

Construction-related property damage isn’t limited to the most obvious, observable

issues like broken glass and felled trees. Vibration caused by deep drilling and pile

driving can lead … Read more

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Insurance Coverage for Damages Arising from Defective Construction

The Atlanta Bar Litigation Section recently published an article written by Autry Cole attorney David Cook regarding insurance coverage for damages arising from defective construction.  A link to the article is provided below.

Insurance Coverage for Damages Arising from Defective Construction

One of the first considerations of most attorneys is whether insurance coverage is available to remedy their client’s loss or potential loss. Yet many attorneys are unaware that commercial general liability (CGL) insurance policies may provide coverage for property … Read more

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Engineering Design Issues for Road Construction

AHC Attorney David Cook recently participated in a panel discussion at the American Council of Engineering Companies of Georgia regarding highway construction issues for engineers.  Read more

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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 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 … Read more

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Georgia Court of Appeals Examines CGL Coverage Exclusions

In several prior posts, we have discussed the availability of CGL insurance to cover certain property damages arising from defective construction.  A recent Georgia case examines several arguments of a CGL insurer’s attempt to avoid such coverage. … Read more

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Public Owner Not Liable for Forged Non-Statutory Bond

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 creative arguments.  For instance, they argued that the BOR and university were negligent in failing to confirm the validity of a forged payment bond submitted by the employer.

In support of their negligence claim, they alleged that the BOR was required to ensure that the contractor provided a valid payment bond.  Underlying this argument was … Read more

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Considerations In Developing a Renewable Energy Project

This post was originally published in AHC’s Energy Law Blog.  It is just as relevant to developers, contractors, and others who participate in energy-related construction projects.  So we are posting it in our Construction Law Blog.  … Read more

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Storm Water Run-Off Case Raises Several Issues of Procedure and Tort Law

A recent case involving storm water run-off from a residential construction development raises several issues of Georgia litigation procedure and the law of torts.  It also discusses the important interplay of federal and state laws in the context of storm water run-off litigation. … Read more

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Update on Construction Estimating Software Survey

This blog post was written by guest blogger, Derek Singleton of Software Advice.  It provides the latest results of Software Advice’s user survey of construction estimating software.  Click here to view the post.… Read more

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