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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.

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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Louisiana Claims for Payment Must Follow Procedure

Louisiana Claims for Payment Must Follow Procedure

Jumping through procedural hoops is a constant struggle when dealing with lien law and bond claims. Even the smallest misstep can destroy chances at recovery, and failure to meet lien or bond claim deadlines is one of the most common reasons for the dismissal of claims. Like most states, the Bayou State takes procedure very seriously. This was […]

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New Hampshire Embraces P3 Projects

New Hampshire Passes New P3 Legislation

Across the country Public-Private Partnership (P3) projects have been becoming more and more popular. The flexibility this format provides is beneficial to all parties involved. P3 projects allow public entities to fund projects without calling for taxpayer dollars. For private parties these partnerships often present a stable long term relationship, which can be rare in the construction industry. Because […]

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Florida Contractors Scam Homeowners and Suppliers

Florida Contractors Scam Homeowners and Suppliers

  Over the past few months, we have seen two Florida contractors scam homeowners and suppliers. In Pasco County Florida, Over 70 customers of Ike’s Roofing have complained that despite paying the full balance on their projects, material suppliers have been placing liens on their homes. When you think of construction scams, though, good craftsmanship and […]

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Supreme Court Rules on the False Claims Act

Supreme Court Rules on the False Claims Act

The Supreme Court may not be the highest court in the land, but when the Court rules, it’s best to pay attention. Recently, a Supreme Court decision helped clarify how the False Claims Act should be applied. While this case involved the medical industry, the False Claims Act applies to all parties that contract with the Federal […]

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Pay if Paid Contracts Strengthened in Kentucky

Pay if Paid Contracts Strengthened in Kentucky

The top down payment structure in the construction industry creates plenty of problems. Parties are worried about shifting liability first and foremost, keeping the industry from a better, more collaborative landscape. As a result, pay when paid and pay if paid contracts have crept into the forefront of construction payment. Luckily many states have invalidated the use […]

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Are Mechanics Lien Holders Entitled to Notice of Foreclosure?

Are Mechanics Lien Holders Entitled to Notice of Foreclosure?

Virginia has a special relationship to mechanics liens, as many attribute the modern mechanics lien to Thomas Jefferson. A little more recently, Virginia has made strides in establishing fair lien practices. In a recent case, a Virginia contractor represented himself against JPMorgan Chase in lien proceedings. While there were plenty of issues with the contractor’s pro […]

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Even Attorneys Struggle With Lien Law

Law Office Failed Miserably Against Lienors

A recent Michigan case serves as a pretty fair tutorial on Michigan lien law, maybe even moreso than what we’ve provided with our 5 things to know. The property here was actually a law office, and the owners’ unfamiliarity with mechanics liens was glaring. In the end, the mechanics lien was enforced on appeal, but not before the […]

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