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Eleventh Circuit Affirms Broad Pleading Standards Triggering Insurers’ Duty to Defend under Commercial General Liability Insurance Policies

by: Chadd L. Reynolds On July 29, 2020, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Southern-Owners Insurance Company v. MAC Contractors of Florida, LLC reaffirmed the lax pleading standards required to trigger an insurance company’s duty to defend the insured for “property damage” under commercial general liability policies. MAC Contractors of Florida, LLC d/b/a KJIMS […]

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Why File a Lien? A General Overview of Materialmen’s Liens Under Georgia Law

by: Chadd L. Reynolds Generally, most contractors, subcontractors, and materialmen that provide labor, services, or materials on a construction project can file a lien on the property for the amounts they have not been paid. A lien allows the lien claimant, the person filing the lien, to take a security interest in the property for […]

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Governor Kemp’s New Executive Order Concerning Coronavirus Provides Additional Guidance for the Construction Industry

By Chadd L. Reynolds On May 12, 2019, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp issued a new Executive Order (the “Order”) which provides a multitude of either suggested or required precautions to be taken by certain individuals, corporations, and entities in an effort to resume normal operations during the Coronavirus pandemic. The Order goes into effect May […]

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Richard Capriola & Eric Coleman Present National Webinar to AWCI on the Legal and Practical Issues of Reopening Construction in the Wake of COVID-19

On May 6, 2020, Richard Capriola and Eric Coleman, both partners at Winter Capriola Zenner, LLC, presented a webinar entitled “A Way Forward, Re-Opening Construction Projects during COVID-19” which was Part 2 of their April 1, 2020 Webinar, “Navigating Uncharted Waters: Legal Ramifications of COVDI-19” to the membership of The Association of the Wall and […]

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Federal Agencies Publish COVID-19 Guidance for Construction Workers

by : Chadd L. Reynolds While the Georgia Governor’s stay-at-home order was allowed to expire on April 30th, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. for most people (except people 65 and older, people in long-term care facilities, and people with moderate to severe asthma and other pre-existing conditions and chronic illnesses), certain federal agencies, the CDC, and […]

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The Coronavirus and Commercial Rent Payments

by: Riane N. Sharp Many businesses have been faced with the exact same question, how are they going to pay their rent? The local and state stay-at-home orders have caused many businesses to close all together or suffer severely diminished revenue. Commercial landlords, on the other hand, are relying on tenant rent payments to meet […]

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Construction Contracts in the Time of the Coronavirus Pandemic

by: Chadd L. Reynolds As cities and states begin to issue executive orders that impose restrictions on the movement of people and operation of businesses, public and commercial construction projects have generally been permitted to continue construction. Nevertheless, the construction industry is feeling the effects of the coronavirus. Having previously discussed some general considerations parties […]

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