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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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Premises Liability in Georgia: Are You Doing Enough to Protect Against Third Party Criminal Acts?

By:  Lindsey R. Harrison, Esq. Under some circumstances, owners and occupiers of land can be held liable for third party criminal acts that take place on their property. These types of lawsuits, which often involve apartment complexes, condominiums, hotels, bars, convenience stores, shopping malls, or workplaces, can result in significant costs to the property owner. […]

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REGULATING DRONES IN YOUR COMMUNITY

By: Kyle P. Shaughnessy, Esq. As aerial drones become more prevalent, they raise a variety of issues that can affect communities. Drones can crash into people, vehicles, or property due to mechanical or operator error, they can make annoying noises, and, since many drones are equipped with cameras, they raise serious privacy concerns. Additionally, the […]

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IMPORTANCE OF SUBORIDINATION OF DEVELOPMENT LOANS TO RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS

IMPORTANCE OF SUBORIDINATION OF DEVELOPMENT LOANS TO RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS By: Eric B. Coleman, Esq. Serious problems can occur if a lender fails to subordinate its development loan to a community’s restrictive covenants, restrictions, and easements during or prior to development. If the loan goes into default and the lender forecloses, the result can be chaos […]

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