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Who Controls the Roads?

Community Associations Institute – Georgia Chapter Third Quarter Magazine By: Joshua F. Jones, Esq.Winter Capriola Zenner, LLC The factual determination of whether neighborhood roads are public or private has an immenseimpact on the association’s rights and obligations. Specifically, the association’s maintenanceresponsibility and enforcement rights are contingent on who controls the roads. Therefore, it is paramountthat […]

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RIANE N. SHARP ELECTED MEMBER OF THE STATE BAR OF GEORGIA YOUNG LAWYER DIVISION REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL

Winter Capriola Zenner LLC associate Riane N. Sharp has been elected as a member of the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyer Division Representative Council and appointed to the State Bar of Georgia Young Lawyer Division Board of Directors. Riane will serve in her capacity as one of the Northern District’s Representative Council members from […]

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Chadd Reynolds Elected Member-At-Large and Newsletter Editor of the Atlanta Bar Association’s Construction Section

Winter Capriola Zenner LLC associate Chadd Reynolds has been elected as a Member-at-Large and will serve as the Newsletter Editor of the Construction Section of the Atlanta Bar Association. Chadd will serve in this capacity for the Section’s 2021-2022 year. Chadd previously served as a Member-at-Large for the Section’s 2020-2021 year. The Construction Section of […]

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Reminders from the Surfside Condo Collapse

By: Riane N. Sharp Now that some time has passed since the tragic collapse of the Surfside condominium building in Florida, two questions continue to ring louder than all of the others. “What happened?” and “How do we prevent this from happening again?” While government officials, family members of loved ones who passed away in […]

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Discrepancy in Subcontractor’s Name on Contracts Prevents Summary Judgment in Favor of Lien Claimant.

By: Chadd L. Reynolds The recent case Georgia Court of Appeals case of Optum Construction Group, LLC v. City Electric Supply Company,[1] underscores the importance of properly naming the parties when entering into contracts. In this case, a material supplier’s attempt to collect on a lien-discharge bond was complicated by the inconsistent use of the […]

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Governor Kemp Signs Senate Bill to Restrict the Effect of Lien and Bond Waivers

By: Chadd L. Reynolds On August 5, 2020, Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 315[1] into law. This bill is designed to reverse the Court of Appeals decision in ALA Construction Services, LLC v. Controlled Access, Inc.[2] concerning the types of rights waived by potential lien claimants when executing a lien waiver. In ALA Construction, […]

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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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