The first words of the California Court of Appeals written opinion in Ball v. Steadfast-BLK are: “What’s in a name?” That’s because the case involves a challenge to a mechanics lien, arguing that a California mechanics lien is invalid and unenforceable because it was filed by David E….Read More
Archive | September, 2011
It’s been a while since I posted about the lien laws in my home state of Louisiana. Plus, I’ve recently been contacted by a number…Read More
Short Answer: Mechanic liens are effective against the real property (i.e. the land itself and its improvements) where the work is performed.
Long Answer: We actually get this question a lot, as many of our clients are filing a lien for the first time and don’t quite understand how it works….Read More
In my post from earlier this week, I suggested that the Washington Supreme Court’s Williams v. Athletics’ Field decision was a big deal with a number of consequences to mechanic lien laws in that state. We…Read More
We just made our industry-leading LienWizard better by integrating an automatic confirmation of your project’s city and county. Now, when you input the construction project’s zip code, our lien ordering system atomically predicts and confirms the project’s county, city and state.
Here’s a screenshot of this new feature in work within…Read More
We made a small improvement to the LienPilot last week in how project contacts are added to your database. Previously, after pressing the “Add Contact” link, the user was directed to a second page where the contact information was requested. When the contact information was entered, the user was brought…Read More
When the Washington Supreme Court delivered its big mechanic’s lien opinion last week in Williams v. Athletics’ Field, I only had a few moments to report it here on the blog (Williams v. Athletics’ Field). However, this decision…Read More
Well, can I say that I saw it coming?
Today, the Washington Supreme Court released its opinion on Williams v. Athletic’s Field, and reversed, making all lien claimants breathe a huge sigh of relief. …Read More
In almost every state, the lien claimant must “serve” a copy of the mechanics lien upon the property owner before, simultaneously or immediately after filing. The rules on this vary, and it’s not required in every state. On most occasions, however, the claimant can accomplish service by sending a copy…Read More
Since our service is especially talented in helping companies manage and file preliminary notices and mechanic liens in multiple states across the country, a lot of our clients have more than one physical location. Sometimes, companies will often have multiple brand names as well, or a number of…Read More