Pennsylvania has recently been a hotbed of proposed and actual modifications of its mechanics lien law. From considering whether union workers were more properly classified as employees of the general contractor or subcontractors, to taking a…Read More
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Parties in the construction industry who are unpaid after furnishing labor and/or materials to a project are generally able to secure payment through the use of a mechanics lien. There are many reasons why mechanics liens are the most…Read More
Every state has certain requirements that must be met in order to successfully file a mechanics lien. While many states’ guidelines are fairly easy to comprehend, that is not, unfortunately, universal. In New Jersey, the mechanics lien process for residential…Read More
Unfortunately, the failure rate of construction industry participants is high. This means that the bankruptcy or pending bankruptcy of a contractor is more common than many people may think, and definitely not an unheard-of reason for payment problems….Read More
A recent case decided by the Nevada Supreme Court sheds some clarifying, and transformative, light on the mechanics lien rights of material suppliers.While mechanics liens generally provide protection to parties who furnish labor or material to construction projects, there…Read More
Mechanics liens are powerful instruments to induce payment on construction projects. There are many reasons this is so, but perhaps the most attention grabbing (at least for the owner of the improved property) is that the property may be sold…Read More
Mechanics liens provide security for extensions of labor and/or materials to a construction project. That security can sometimes be decreased, however, by the amount paid to the general contractor by the property owner by some certain date. In…Read More
In many states, sending preliminary notice is a one-time requirement, a boxed to be checked off and forgotten. Sure, the timing requirements or deadline calculations may be difficult, and complicated when the potential claimant has multiple projects in…Read More
Public Private Partnership (P3) projects present unique challenges to unpaid parties. Mechanics liens, bond claims, both, or neither may be appropriate.
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What Is a P3 Project?
While security rights are utilized by businesses all over the world, the mechanics lien is a fundamentally American creation. That’s not to…Read More