Little in the law is as misunderstood as the mechanics lien instrument. We’ve dedicated some entire sections of this blog to trying to lift this fog, such sections being devoted to analyzing Common Mistakes and Lien Errors….Read More
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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
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