Every state has a separate statute which dictates what qualifies as a valid mechanics lien. Some are very precise in requirements, while others can be vague and left up to the courts to fill in…Read More
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The ability to use the mechanics lien instrument to secure extensions of labor and/or materials on credit is instrumental to the success of construction finance managers (CFMs). These statutory security instruments are granted to parties who perform labor and/or furnish materials…Read More
Electrical Marketing’s LiveWire, citing the Fargo-Moorhead Inforum blog, reported yesterday that three North Dakota Indian tribes plan to start construction of a $400 million refinery near Makoti, N.D. You probably already know this, but there is enormous demand for diesel fuels in North Dakota,…Read More
The New York Supreme Court issued an opinion last week that could spell trouble for the growing green building industry, as it ruled that a Cogen Energy System installation did not constitute an “improvement” subject to a mechanics…Read More
Just a week or two ago, I published a “Scenario” post, analyzing whether a lien can be filed by cleaning services or someone doing cleaning work on a construction project: Scenario: Can You File A Mechanics Lien For Cleaning Services.
Coincidentally, the Utah Court of Appeals published a bit…Read More
Lien laws vary from state-to-state, but across the country it’s a consistent principle that contractors and suppliers can only file mechanic’s liens for work they perform on a construction improvement project.
This begs the very important…Read More