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- Georgia Court of Appeals Denies Grading Contractors' Claims
A grading subcontractor was not paid for putting in the roads in a new subdivision; after the construction lender foreclosed upon the project developer, the subcontractor sought payment from the bank. After the trial court awarded the subcontractor its full claim plus attorneys fees, the Georgia Court of Appeals reversed. Some very important lessons for subcontractors and lien claimants are made clear in the ruling.
- Eight Common Affirmative Defenses for Breach of Contract Lawsuits
Breach of contract lawsuits are common in the business world, but they can also be complicated. To win a breach of contract suit, you must present affirmative defenses to justify your actions and explain why you did or did not break the contract in question for an acceptable reason.
- 8 Simple Changes To Improve Your Construction Contracts
In today's cut-and-paste world, even leading contract attorneys make mistakes. If you want to make your contracts easier to read and promote a problem-free project, then consider implementing some of the changes which we have suggested here.
- Don't Make a Mistake--Read Your Contract
Last week, the Georgia Court of Appeals rendered a decision which is detrimental to subcontractor who do not thoroughly read and understand their construction contracts. The contract included a provision which made the individual signing the contract on behalf of the subcontract company personally liable for the contract's performance. The court permitted this provision to be enforced against the signatory.
- Love Hurts, and so Can Confidentiality
When you agree to say nothing to anyone, say nothing. To anyone.
- Goose Bumps, Conundrums and My Happy Place - Words Matter
If you own a business, do business with a business, enter into contracts as a business or for a business, or if your livelihood now and for the foreseeable future depends upon what that thing you’re signing actually says, words matter.
- Always, Always, Always Read the Contract
Think about the last contract you signed. Did you know which sections were negotiable? Which provisions, with negotiated changes, could have enhanced the value received from the contract?
- The Importance of Proof of Ownership
There are many advantages to owning a business, assuming that ownership can be proven. Owning a business allows for personal wealth appreciation as the value of the underlying business increases. Corporate stock and limited liability entity ownership or membership interests provide an added benefit of liability protection.
- Whistleblower Reward Is $63.9 Million In JP Morgan Mortgage Fraud Case
A whistleblower will receive $63.9 million for providing information to the government that lead to a recovery.
- Vesting of Contingent Compensation in Pay or Played Television Director Agreement
One of the issues in negotiating director agreements in television is whether contingent compensation provision applies in situations where a director is pay or played off a film. The question becomes will the director be entitled to any portion of the negotiated contingent compensation since she has been terminated and is no longer with the project.