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COVID-19: Will Insurers Cover Losses Due to a Stoppage of Business? – How My Existing Policy Will Be Applied

by: Shawn E. McKenzie Over the last several weeks, the coronavirus, more specifically identified as COVID-19, has meaningfully impacted nearly every facet of American daily life. Businesses are among those hardest hit by state and local shelter in place orders and the closure of all but essential businesses. As such, many business owners will look […]

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Best Practices for Handling Construction Delays

By:  Eric B. Coleman, Esq. Delays are a common occurrence on construction projects and they can turn an otherwise profitable contract into a nightmare of cost overruns and liability. Not only are they common, construction delays are typically complicated. Usually, the contract terms deal broadly with who carries the risk for delays and the extent […]

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STEPHEN A. WINTER TO SPEAK AT CAI-GEORGIA’s INAUGURAL EDUCATION SEMINAR JANUARY, 2017

Managing Partner Stephen A. Winter will be speaking at the inaugural CAI-Georgia Education Seminar on January 27, 2017 at the Westin Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel (“Seminar”). Stephen will be speaking on Established Solutions for Emerging Trends including, but not limited to, leasing, online rental websites, corporate occupancy, entering into agreements with cable & high-speed internet […]

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RICHARD CAPRIOLA & ERIC COLEMAN TO SPEAK AT AWCI’S ANNUAL CONVENTION IN LAS VEGAS MARCH, 2017

Partner Richard Capriola and Senior Associate Eric Coleman have been invited to speak at the Association of the Wall and Ceiling Industry’s (“AWCI”) Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 29, 2017. Their presentation will focus on asserting and defending delay claims, from key contract terms through the claims process and litigation. Drawing on their […]

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What Every Contractor Should Know About Mediation

By: Richard J. Capriola There is a common misunderstanding about what mediation is and how it can be used to resolve a construction dispute. Client questions like “is mediation binding” and “will the mediator decide who wins” highlight the confusion between mediation, arbitration and trial. Mediation is essentially a meeting where adverse parties sit down […]

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Negligent Hiring in Georgia: Do Your Homework Before Hiring

By:  Lindsey R. Harrison, Esq. In Georgia, employers are required to exercise ordinary care in the selection of employees. This means that if an employer knew, or should have known, of an employee’s tendency to engage in certain behavior and that behavior results in harm to another while the employee is acting in the course […]

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Georgia’s Revised Garnishment Statute and Procedures

By: Kyle P. Shaughnessy, Esq. Georgia’s garnishment statute, O.C.G.A. § 18-4-1 et seq., was recently amended by the Georgia legislature in response to a court decision which deemed it unconstitutional. As garnishment is an important tool in the collections process, it is important to understand the changes to the process and procedure in the new […]

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