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A construction company in Georgia got stiffed $175,000, and filed a Georgia mechanics lien for that amount. Then, they made a mistake that is a pretty difficult mistake to predict. They hired the wrong attorney.
Xavier Dicks was…Read More
Invalidating a lien under these circumstances seems a bit harsh. Most anyone looking at the lien would be able to determine who…Read More
Making the decision to file a mechanic’s lien isn’t an easy decision to make. Usually, your company has a relationship with others on the project, and there may very well be some…Read More
This is a question frequently asked by those in the material supply business. In fact, it’s a common practice by suppliers to worry about preliminary notices only when an account goes unpaid. This makes mechanic lien compliance remarkably easier, because the company need not worry about sending notices to owner…Read More
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
Filing a mechanic’s lien can be a fantastic collections tool for your company…unless you file the lien incorrectly. Regardless of where you’re filing across the country, it’s of paramount importance that your lien form meet the strict requirements of your…Read More
A situation recently arose in Alberta, Canada requiring the Canadian courts to analyze a basic and usually non-controversial component of every mechanics lien: the name of the claimant.
Since the claimant is filing the lien, the identification of the claimant should really be a no-brainier. For this reason, there’s very little…Read More
If you provided labor, materials, equipment, professional services or just about anything else to a construction project, you may be entitled to file a mechanics lien against the property to secure payment for your services.
On private construction projects, the mechanics lien…Read More
Vincent Pallaci’s New York Construction Law Update blog called our attention to a recent New York Supreme Court case in New York, Remodeling Construction Services v. Minter. The case presents a common circumstance…Read More