Apr 6, 2020

Georgia Senate Passes Bill to Address Recent Lien Waiver Controversy

Construction Lien

The Georgia State Senate recently passed a bill designed to address the scope of statutory interim and final lien waivers in light of the recent decision in ALA Construction Services, LLC v. Controlled Access, Inc.[1] In a previous SGR Construction Blog, we informed you of the Georgia Court of Appeals’ holding in ALA Construction that Georgia statutory lien waivers can also waive breach of contract claims.[2] This decision created great confusion within the construction industry, as most construction professionals previously understood the statutory forms as waiving lien and bond rights only. Senate Bill (SB) 315[3], introduced by Sen. Lindsey Tippins… Read more