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Michigan Mechanics Lien Law: 5 Thing to Know

Check out the “5 things to know” about Michigan mechanics lien law below and get paid! Subcontractors of Any Tier Have Mechanics Lien Rights On commercial projects, general contractors, subcontractors (of any tier), material suppliers, and laborers can file a mechanics lien if they aide in the improvement of real property. Material suppliers to material […]

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Michigan Lien Priority Case – Another Battle Between Mortgage and Mechanic Lien

Lien Priority disputes are always the same: a property is foreclosed, there’s not enough money to go around, and the mortgagor and lien claimant fights about whose claim is superior to the other. Whenever we hear about a new lien priority case, we post about it under the Lien Priority tag (click on it to […]

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With Lien Deadlines – The Devil Is In The Details

Last year, we wrote a blog post titled: Think You Know The Last Date You Delivered Materials or Performed Services? Think Again. The point of the post addressed this complex issue: Every state provides contractors and materialmen the right to lien a project, but they also require these parties to file their liens within a […]

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Michigan Lien Recovery Fund Is A Goner

Earlier this year, we wrote about pending legislation in Michigan aiming to abolish the Michigan Lien Recovery Fund (read the posts here and here).  While perhaps a really good idea…the idea was bankrupt. Well, the legislation was passed and has now become formal law in Michigan, putting an end to the Michigan Lien Recovery Fund.  […]

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Changes to Lien Law Pending in New Jersey and Michigan Legislatures

Courts around the country are constantly construing the mechanic or construction lien laws, making compliance with these statutes sometimes feel like a moving target.    A recent case out of the Washington Court of Appeals confirms this theory, which overturned a previous decision three years after-the-fact, to completely change the way liens must be signed by […]

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Michigan Lien Recovery Fund Raises White Flag

Cavanaugh & Quesada, PLC’s Michigan Construction Law Update posted an troubling blog post just before the end of the year concerning the Michigan Lien Recovery Fund. In plain language, the Michigan Lien Recovery Fund is a self-sustaining fund that steps in and pays lien claims on residential properties.   A homeowner can avoid paying for work […]

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