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Is A Monthly Notice Required For Louisiana Material Suppliers? Legal Controversy Brewing in Bayou State

Louisiana is generally a “non-notice state,” meaning that the traditional preliminary notice (i.e. must be sent within x days from start of a project) is not required of subcontractors and suppliers. Nevertheless, there are nuanced notice requirements buried throughout the states’ private and public lien statutes. One particular notice, which is sometimes required from material […]

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Decorative Holiday Lighting and Mechanics Liens

We’re deep into Christmas season, and more and more houses are decked out with festive holiday lighting. Down here in New Orleans, I’ve noticed several signs posted at intersections advertising the services of companies (and individuals) who specialize in decorating houses or small commercial buildings and professionally hanging exterior decorative holiday lighting. Since, at this […]

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Can A Lien Be Filed If Work Was Originally Done For Free?

An interesting question occurred to me while I was doing some “fix-it” work around the workplace the other day. And, being that a good portion of my brain-space is taken up by mechanics lien information, the question was: “Could I lien for this?” That’s a simple question, but the answer is complex. Despite the simple […]

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Louisiana Bond Claims: Does the Surety Need to Know?

Bond claims, like mechanics liens, have specific rules that must be followed in order for the claim to be valid. Also like mechanics liens, the rules that govern bond claims very from state to state. Since state bond claim laws are similar to, and often at least partially based on, the Miller Act (which governs […]

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Lien Law Alert: New Mechanics Lien Foreclosure Period Takes Effect In Louisiana

At the end of last year we wrote about a new law passed in Louisiana affecting the state’s Private Works Act.  That law was scheduled to take effect on August 1, 2013, which means that the law goes into effect today. There is little guidance in the Act’s text about whether the law is retroactive […]

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New Requirement for Louisiana Equipment Lessors?

Recently, a new amendment to Louisiana mechanics lien law has been enacted that may change the preliminary notice landscape for equipment lessors. Unfortunately, though, while the idea behind the recent change may be solid, not only may the amendment itself not have any real practical effect, it may also generate confusion. Wording Change to Louisiana […]

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Other Liens: Louisiana Homeowners Association Lien or HOA Lien

Another great tool that is out there to secure debt with real property is the HOA lien. HOA stands for homeowners association. Many neighborhoods have homeowner associations. These entities exist in order to take care of the common elements of the neighborhood and keep the place looking nice. They are also set up to make […]

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Louisiana Mechanics Lien Law: 5 Things to Know

Thinking about filing a Louisiana mechanics lien? Look no further, here are “5 things to know” that will help you hit the ground running! Louisiana Mechanics Lien Protection Extends To Many Project Participants Louisiana mechanics lien law extends protection to many different parties. Not only are general contractors and subcontractors able to file a mechanics […]

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Louisiana Mechanics Lien Law: Information on Filing in Orleans Parish, Louisiana

The Lien Blog and zlien’s Mechanics Lien resources are stuffed with information about the mechanics lien laws as they vary from state-to-state. This post will provide some filing and procedure best practices for recording a mechanics lien specifically in Orleans Parish, New Orleans. What You Need To Know About Filing An Orleans Parish Mechanics Lien […]

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Equipment Lessors Notice Requirements

Louisiana Notice of Lease: Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Wrongly Decided Case

Last Year, Scott Wolfe Jr. wrote post criticizing a case decided wrongly by the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeals: Louisiana 2nd Circuit Demotes Importance of Lessor’s Notice of Lease – But It’s Wrong! In that case, Hawk Field Services v. Mid America Underground, the court held that lessors who failed to send a Notice of […]

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Louisiana Mechanics Lien: How To File Your Claim And Get Paid

It dawned on me this morning that it’s been too long since I’ve written about home sweet home – Louisiana.  While Zlien is happy to serve clients around the country, our hearts get warm when someone uses our system from Louisiana, and especially the New Orleans area.  Although Louisiana’s law is a bit different from […]

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