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Kentucky Mechanics Lien Law: Appeals Court Clarifies Service Requirements

Many state courts are notorious for enforcing state mechanics lien and contractual law extremely strictly; failure to comply with every single detail set forth in the law means that a lien will be declared invalid or a suit to foreclose on a lien will be dismissed.  But must every part of a lawsuit to foreclose on […]

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Kentucky Mechanics Lien Law: 5 Things to Know

Interested in filing a mechanics lien in Kentucky? You might want to read up on Zlien’s “5 things” before getting started! Suppliers to Suppliers Do Not Have Lien Rights – Most Others Do In Kentucky, the only project participants without mechanics lien rights are suppliers to suppliers. This means that prime contractors, subcontractors, sub-subcontractors, material […]

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Kentucky Mechanics Lien Law: Court of Appeals is Unaware that the Mechanic’s Lien Law Has Changed Since 1992

Many posts on the lien blog have discussed the complexity of mechanic’s lien laws, and noted that the notice, lien, and bond claim laws throughout the country are constantly changing.  [pullquote style="left" quote="dark"] If you are really not paying attention, like the judges hearing a recent Kentucky case, a change to the mechanic’s lien law […]

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What If State Law Conflicts With Provisions Of The Construction Bond?

We frequently discuss bond claims on this blog, as this is the mechanics lien remedy available to contractors and suppliers on state and federal projects. When working on a project owned by or controlled by the government, those unpaid for services rendered are able to file a claim against a payment bond, as opposed to […]

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What Costs / Labor To Include In Your Lien?

The question answered by this post is quite simple: Have you performed work or provided materials that can be the subject of a lien? This post examines a recent Kentucky and Virginia case for guidance.

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