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Mechanics lien and bond claim laws change constantly. New bills, laws and cases construe the mechanics lien laws on an almost daily basis. For years, we’ve made a commitment to providing our readers with free notifications of important changes in state and federal mechanics lien and bond claim laws, and these notifications are all organized under this “Lien Law Alerts” section. Rely on Zlien to continue monitoring legislation and case law across the country and report on any changes that could impact your company’s legal compliance with lien and bond claim laws.

Problems May Arise During The Louisiana Flood Recovery

Problems May Arise During The Louisiana Flood Recovery

The recent flood in the Baton Rouge area is one of the most devastating natural disasters in recent memory. According to the Baton Rouge Area Chamber’s estimations, over 145,000 homes were affected by the floods. Damage estimates have been enormous, and the effects of the flood have been far reaching. Just about everyone in Louisiana has been affected […]

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Arizona Mechanics Lien Survives Attempt to Extinguish

Arizona Mechanics Lien Survives Attempt to Extinguish

Everyone in the construction industry looks for a more collaborative future where the payment system is less about covering your own rear and more about fairness and efficiency. A recent suit regarding an Arizona mechanics lien makes that future seem distant. In Markham Contracting Co. v. Federal Deposit Insurance Company, First Arizona Savings and Loan (Federal Deposit Insurance Co. […]

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Subcontractor Defects Are Covered by CGL Policies in New Jersey

Subcontractor Defects Are Covered by CGL Policies in New Jersey

Relationships between insurers and insureds are always touch and go. Claims become especially tricky when made for defective work. Depending on the type of policy and the exceptions and exclusions in the contract, these claims can be paid or fall by the wayside. In Cypress Point Condominium Association, Inc. v. Adria Towers, L.L.C., the New Jersey Supreme […]

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Virginia General Contractor Serves as Cautionary Tale

Virginia General Contractor Serves as Cautionary Tale

Financial management is vital in the construction industry. Contractors can quickly find themselves in hot water should something go awry. When a contractor faces financial troubles with projects underway, the fallout spreads to homeowners, subcontractors, and suppliers. This is exactly what happened to Romm Custom Homes, and it’s not looking good for this once respected Virginia general contractor. What happened? […]

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Three New York Liens May Stem From State Scheme

Three New York Liens May Stem From State Scheme

Three New York liens on a public project are calling for over $2.2M in payment. The liens very well could be a result of the uncollaborative payment system in the construction industry. However, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, which is involved in an investigation by federal prosecutors, is a party to the project. The Project It’s easy to forget […]

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General Contractor Misusing Funds Is Indicted

General Contractor Misusing Funds Is Indicted

Payment in the construction industry is a complex beast. As a result of the top-down payment system, parties at the bottom of the payment chain are at the mercy of the contractors above. In order to protect themselves, those at the top of the payment chain regularly insert timing provisions and conditions for payment in the form […]

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Drones in Construction: Drones and Mechanics Liens

Drones in Construction

It’s an exciting time in the construction industry, where technology is making everything easier. One of the most exciting and creative ways technology is being utilized is with drones on construction projects. Convincing decision makers to embrace technology can be difficult, but the benefits of incorporating drones in construction projects are real. In this three part series we will discuss recent changes in […]

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Drones in Construction: Current and Future Uses

Drones in Construction

It’s an exciting time in the construction industry, where technology is making everything easier. One of the most exciting and creative ways technology is being utilized is with drones in the construction industry. Convincing decision makers to embrace technology can be difficult, but the benefits of incorporating drones in construction projects are real. In this three part series we will discuss recent changes […]

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Drones in Construction: New Regulations

Drones in Construction

It’s an exciting time in the construction industry, where technology is making everything easier. One of the most exciting and creative ways technology is being utilized is the use of drones in the construction industry. Convincing decision makers to embrace technology can be difficult, but the benefits of incorporating drones in construction projects are real. In this three part series we will […]

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No Laws For Prompt Payment in Canada

No Prompt Payment in Canada

Prompt payment laws are incredibly important in the construction industry. Without them, there is little legal muscle to force payments down the chain. Essentially, these laws ensure that parties at the top of the payment chain pay subcontractors in a timely fashion by establishing deadlines and penalties. For example, the deadline for payment in California […]

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