WCZ Articles

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, Continue reading

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 Continue reading

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 Continue reading

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 Continue reading

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 Continue reading

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, Continue reading

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 Continue reading

ARE YOU MISCLASSIFYING YOUR WORKERS AS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS?

Are You Misclassifying Your Workers as Independent Contractors?

By: Lindsey Harrison, Esq.

Classifying workers as either employees or independent contractors is not always easy. Simply labeling a worker as an independent contractor does not in itself establish the actual Continue reading

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS AND ONLINE FORUMS

COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS AND ONLINE FORUMS
By:  Kyle P. Shaughnessy, Esq.
As the Internet has become the go-to source of information for most people, the first instinct of many residents of community associations who want information about their community or wish to communicate Continue reading

NEW APPROACH TO DOGGY BUSINESS

NEW APPROACH TO DOGGY BUSINESS
By:  Clarence K. Lau, Esq.
Pet waste in common areas is an unfortunate and recurring issue in many communities.  One would assume and expect that neighbors would extend the common courtesy of cleaning up after their Continue reading