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Changes to Georgia’s Lien Waiver Statute

By J. Jackson Harris March 3, 2021 Articles

Dramatic changes to the lien waiver statute, O.C.G.A. § 44-14-366, took effect on January 1, 2021. Lien waivers are ubiquitous in the construction industry, and a failure to comply with the lien statute’s requirements can have severe consequences. Thus, contractors, subcontractors, and their sureties should take note of these statutory changes.

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A BAD CLAIM FOR BAD FAITH

By Jack Burch and Jackson Harris September 15, 2020 Articles

Georgia and other states have statutes that expressly authorize bad faith penalties against sureties. The threat of such penalties often weighs heavily. But do not assume, simply because a case is pending in Georgia or another state with a bad faith statute, that bad faith penalties are a real threat.

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Litigation in the Age of Social Distancing

By Jack Burch, David Harris, Jackson Harris, and Greg Veal May 12, 2020 Articles

Perhaps one of the most commonly known legal maxims is that “justice delayed is justice denied.” In the age of social distancing, civil litigation as we know it must adapt or justice will be denied. In this article we provide some insight on how litigation can continue to be pursued efficiently and expeditiously amid new social distancing guidelines.

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