The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently decided a case in which it examined the mechanics lien law, and parsed the definition of “subcontractor”, in order to determine if union workers were protected by the state’s mechanics lien scheme.
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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.
In 2013, ground crumbled underneath the mechanics lien laws in Mississippi when the state’s courts declared the “Stop Notice” rules completely unconstitutional. For years and years, subcontractors and suppliers relied upon these stop notice rules to…Read More
We recently noted that North Carolina mechanics lien law may be changing again, by “clarifying” the requirements surrounding the Notice to Lien Agent. That is not the only potential modification to North Carolina bond and mechanics lien law,…Read More
Despite, or perhaps because of, the complete revision of North Carolina lien law in 2012, that state has seen a relatively consistent flow of cases, modifications, and confusion related to the law surrounding mechanics liens and notices….Read More
Full Price Lien to Unpaid Balance Lien – What Changes?
States have different ways to determine what is “fair” in deciding which parties on a construction project bear the most financial risk, especially in regard to what…Read More
In evaluating mechanics lien rights one of the first questions that must be considered is whether the improvement qualifies as a “construction project“. Mechanics lien rights are tied to the improvement of real property, so the determination of whether…Read More
The recent signing into law of SB 2622 has turned Mississippi lien law on its head, and completely changed the rules and requirements of mechanics liens in that state. New notice requirements have been imposed in some…Read More
The recent dramatic changes to Mississippi’s lien law scheme completely changed the landscape of construction security in Mississippi. Mechanics liens are now available to subcontractors, sub-subcontractors, and suppliers instead of only to original contractors. In order…Read More
The recent changes to the Mississippi lien law scheme were substantial and transformative. Yesterday’s post announcing that the re-imagining of Mississippi lien law had been signed into law set forth the big changes as to which parties qualify…Read More
The Lien and Credit Journal has been keeping a close eye on the tumultuous state of mechanics lien law in Mississippi for the past 6 months.
It seemed like change was on the horizon when the United States…Read More