While it’s de rigueur to dislike lawyers, and the seemingly overly litigious nature of society in general, the profession is a necessary one and lawyers are important tools for use in many important scenarios. When drafting a construction agreement or another agreement…Read More
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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.
Every state has different laws, requirements, and regulation pertaining to public and private construction jobs. How you file your mechanics lien and where you file it can greatly be affected by whether your work project is public or…Read More
Mechanics liens are powerful legal tools that are meant to help contractors, subcontractors, and other construction parties get paid. Without the ability to file a mechanics lien claim, many construction parties would be left with a…Read More
Disputes routinely arise on construction projects. State legislatures, like Florida’s, pass laws in an effort to make these disputes as painless as possible, but sometimes even the best intention can yield sour results. Florida has a required alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”) in place for…Read More
You hear people say it all the time, “it’s the little things that matter.” Well when dealing with courts, little errors can become big problems. Considering the average construction case involves multiple parties, there are even more procedural pitfalls…Read More
Texas lien law is generally considered to be the most burdensome and confusing in the country. The intent of lien laws is to provide a statutory remedy to secure payment for labor and/or…Read More
Mechanics liens are powerful tools to get parties in the construction industry paid. While there are several steps that parties on the top of the payment chain have to challenge the mechanics lien, or otherwise get the lien removed from the property,…Read More
First and foremost, thanks to my pal Scott Wolfe for the opportunity to discuss what is a major change in Virginia law regarding mechanic’s liens. I always appreciate the opportunity to guest post here at his blog.
When I first posted about Senate…Read More
Contract clauses that attempt to shift the financial risk of a project onto lower-tiered parties are all too common in the construction industry. Many times, these clauses are a direct assault on mechanics lien rights. Other clauses, however,…Read More
Design professionals, architects and engineers, are integral and important parts of the construction world. They may not perform the same functions as your average contractor, but design professionals still face issues, such as non-payment, familiar to other construction…Read More