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Oklahoma Mechanics Lien Law Changes Take Effect Today, November 1st

Oklahoma House Bill 1087 (OK-HB-1087 Full Text) becomes law today, November 1st, to explicitly allow lien claimants to include overhead and profits in their claim amount, and potentially other costs as well. We’ve followed the status of this bill from introduction to enrollment, and you can read those articles here: Oklahoma Mechanics Lien Law Protects […]

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Oklahoma Mechanics Lien Law Protects Contractor Profits and Overhead Effective November 1, 2013

Earlier this year we reported that the Oklahoma legislature was considering some amendments to its mechanics lien laws, and those amendments were signed by the Governor in April 2013 and slated to take effect on November 1, 2013. The new law changes very little about how contractors and suppliers must proceed to comply with the […]

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Georgia’s Mechanics Lien Law Changes Now In Effect

Earlier this year we wrote a few articles about legislative changes to the Georgia mechanics lien statutes – first about the legislature passing the amendments and then later about the governor signing them into law.  These laws were slated to take effect on July 1, 2013, which means that they are now in effect. Explanation […]

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Lien Law Alerts: Georgia Amendments Signed by Governor

Just a few weeks ago we wrote about how the Georgia legislature had passed several amendments to its mechanics lien law that were only waiting on the government’s signature.  We’ve been following the bill’s progress closely and are happy to report that on May 7, 2013, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 434 into law. […]

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Lien Law Alert: New California Case Law Update

A recent decision out of a California appellate court upholds the California lien law standard by which a mechanics lien is valued by the lesser of the contract amount or the value of the work performed. Logically this makes sense, but the Appel v. Superior Court, 214 Cal. App. 4th 329 (Cal. App. 2d Dist. 2013) clarified some […]

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Georgia Mechanics Lien Law: Legislature Passes Amendment

Zlien, of course, has excellent resources describing current Georgia mechanics lien law.  But as the LIEN blog has written a lot about recently, states are constantly amending their lien law and amendment proposals are currently moving through several states, such as Pennsylvania and Oklahoma.  Georgia is another one of the states currently considering changing its mechanics […]

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California Mechanics Lien Law: Court Rules on Important Lien Amount Case

A basic feature of a mechanics lien is that a lien enables an unpaid contractor or subcontractor to receive the money that he or she is owed.  Unfortunately, determining exactly how much a lien claimant is owed is anything but a simple task.  Should the amount be determined by how much the party was supposed […]

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California Mechanics Lien Mistakes

California Mechanics Lien Law: 5 Biggest Mistakes You Can Make

The California mechanics lien laws are the same as every other state, in that they are complicated and leave a lot of room for mistake. In the mechanics lien universe, one small mistake can invalidate your entire claim.  Therefore, pay very close attention to this article, which outlines the five most common (and tragic) mistakes […]

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California Mechanics Lien: 4 Gray Areas In The Lien Law

Do you have mechanics lien rights?  This is a very complex question in any state as all lien legislation is riddled with gray areas and legal rule exceptions. The California legislature just finished two years of amendments to the state’s mechanics lien laws in an effort to stamp out confusion, yet there are still ambiguities […]

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California Mechanics Lien: Five Things To Know About The Lien Law

Two of the more popular posts on this blog are articles with very similar titles and formats:  5 Things To Know About The Miller Act and Five Things To Know About Florida’s Mechanics Lien Laws. This post follows a similar format, but addresses the mechanics lien laws in California. Although we have over 75 posts on California’s mechanics […]

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Lien Law Alert: Arkansas Mechanics Lien Can Include Profits Only If The Job Is Done

Earlier this year, the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas issued an opinion that could have far-reaching implications on the state’s mechanics lien laws, holding that “profits” were not recoverable in a mechanics lien claim unless the entire construction project was completed. In Erdman Co. v. Phoenix Land & Acquisition LLC, a property developer (Phoenix) […]

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