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Pay When Paid and Pay If Paid: Delaware

Sometimes, it seems as if determining whether pay if paid clauses and/or pay when paid clauses are enforceable in a certain state is nearly impossible. In many states, the question is only resolved by an analysis of the specific language of the individual clause itself, a labor intensive proceeding that,…

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Mechanics Liens: Mechanics Liens and … Criminal Law?

While browsing recent news stories involving mechanics liens, a very interesting headline popped up in my search results: “Sixteen People Arrested on Federal Indictment Involving Multi-State Car Theft Conspiracy.”  At first, I was surprised that such a story opened up after a search for “mechanics liens,” but after reading a…

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Delaware Mechanics Lien Law: 5 Things to Know

Delaware Mechanics Lien Law Provides Fairly Broad Protection
Delaware mechanics lien law states that project participants that have contributed services or materials to the improvement of a property (including repair and alteration) may file a Statement of Claim for any amount over $25. Work “in plumbing, gas fitting, paper hanging, paving,…

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No Written Contract Required to File Lien In Delaware

Thanks to the Fox Rothschild LLP blog for calling our attention to a recent Delaware Supreme Court decision confirming that a mechanic lien may be filed in Delaware for claims arising out of a verbal agreement. The case was A&E Drywall Services, LLC v. Eugene A. Delle Donne & Son, LP, et al…..

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