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Fix The Lights To The Superdome And File A Mechanics Lien – Here Is How

Did you hear about the #Blackout?  Yes, our dear city subjected themselves to a national embarrassment when the lights shut off in the Superdome. One of the biggest stories that came out of the spectacle was the increased activity on Twitter. We couldn’t help ourselves: https://twitter.com/scottwolfejr/status/298248104707239937 While mostly a joke, it does lead me to one of my favorite […]

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Louisiana Mechanics Lien Law: Filing Date Differences For Public And Private Projects

As always a general rule of thumb for all lien law nation wide is that the requirements to file are technical. This post deals with Louisiana, and shows how timing can be used for (by the legally savvy) or against a party. Most all contractors either know that they should or that they are required to […]

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Scenario: Mechanics Lien for Constructing TV Broadcast Sets (Super Bowl)

Super Bowl Brings Construction to New Orleans The Super Bowl is only a little over a week away, and this year, it’s being hosted in the Superdome – just a couple of miles from Zlien’s home in Uptown New Orleans.  A big event like the Super Bowl always brings an influx of people and business […]

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Lien Law Alert: Louisiana Lien Foreclosure Deadline Law Change Effective August 2013

A complex feature of Louisiana’s mechanics lien law has been changed in the state’s most recent legislative session, setting forth a mechanics lien foreclosure deadline that is easier to calculate. The law takes effect on August 1, 2013, and can be read in its full text here:  Louisiana 2012 Act 394. Under existing law, mechanics […]

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Louisiana Mechanics Lien Law: Can You Assign A Louisiana Mechanics Lien?

Thanks to a reader who requested a blog article about the assignability of mechanics lien rights in Louisiana, as it inspired this post.  You can post a question to us by clicking the “Ask Us” banner floating on the left-hand side of the blog. Assignment: A term used in the law of contracts and the […]

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So, Two Zlien-ers walk into the office…

Say it isn’t so- the Zlien home office alas has power!  After five days without electricity due to Hurricane Isaac, our New Orleans office is finally back in business. Thank you to everyone for their support last week while we shifted all our operations to the west coast offices. Happy Labor Day, and from everyone […]

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Can You File A Mechanics Lien For Boarding A Property In Preparation For A Hurricane?

Many folks around the country may not relate to this blog post at all, but those in hurricane territory know that when a storm approaches sales of plywood goes through the roof and folks all over town are installing boards to protect home and office windows. You may know where this blog post is going…If you supplied […]

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Storm Chasers Must Familiarize Themselves With Mechanics Lien Laws

It’s that time of year again. In the past we’ve written about Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Irene, Hurricane Gustav and Tropical Storm Lee. While the cities and businesses scramble to manage evacuations, and residents board up their houses, the construction industry studies the storm’s path and gets ready for an intense demand for its services. Insurance […]

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Mechanic’s Liens and Hurricane Preparedness

With New Orleans and the Zlien team preparing for Hurricane Isaac, some of my thoughts were drawn to the intersection of mechanic’s lien laws and hurricane preparations.  Since Zlien’s main office is located in New Orleans, LA hurricanes are a fact of life, and have become kind of a staple topic on this blog.  Previous […]

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St Tammany Recorder Changes Their Mind And Agrees To Cancel Lien

Last week we posted a blog article titled “Is This Capricious Action By St Tammany Clerk of Court?”  The article addressed some behavior from the 22nd Judicial District Court’s clerk office, and specifically the head of Land Records there Ms. Jeanne Roques. Read the article for the full details, but the digest is this:  The […]

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Does This Unique Situation Extend The Period To File Mechanic’s Liens in Louisiana?

Louisiana has a fairly complex set of rules for determining the time period in which a lien claimant’s statement of claim and privilege must be filed.  The time period is determined both by the lien claimant’s role in the project, and whether or not a Notice of Contract and Notice of Termination were filed on […]

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