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Complicated Project Role Can Make a Difference for a Miller Act Claim

As the Construction Payment Blog has discussed before the Miller Act can sometimes be confusing, especially as to which parties are enabled to make a claim. While the Miller Act is very broad about the what type of labor and/or materials give rise to a claim (nearly everything furnished to a federal construction project) it is very strict about which project […]

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Lien Law Review: Massachusetts Court Defines Scope of Prompt Pay Act

Slow Payment in Construction Industry

We here at zlien like to keep our readers current on lien law trends and where the courts are headed. I read through a number of cases on a regular basis, finding tidbits of information that are useful. This blog post discusses a rather creative, yet failing argument presented by the unpaid contractor. The important […]

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Lien Law: How Do You Lien NASA?

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I had a client call in today, who was wondering how he can file a lien on a project he is working on. This is a very normal call for us here at zlien , but the interested part of this request is that the client worked on a job located in Cape Canaveral, Florida. […]

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Miller Act and Attorney Fees: Recent Georgia Case Provides Insight

Attorney Fees in Lien and Bond Claim Actions

The issue of whether or not attorney fees can be recovered under the Miller Act is a topic routinely discussed by courts, and by us on the Lien blog, because the law on this issue is complex, confusing, and unclear. One of the trickier aspects of determining whether, or under what provision, attorneys fees may be recovered […]

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Miller Act Claims: 11th Circuit Dismisses Suit for Procedural Error

Miller Act Claim Information and Articles

We here at the Lien blog devote a lot of our time to writing about mechanics liens, and all the issues and laws surrounding them in each and every state.  Another major area of interest, however, is the Miller Act, a piece of federal legislation which permits unpaid subcontractors and material suppliers on federal government […]

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Miller Act Resources and Free Miller Act Forms

Miller Act Claim Information and Articles

The Lien & Credit Journal and  zlien  website is packed with information about the US Miller Act and filing a claim for payment on a federal project. In fact, one of the most popular posts here on the Construction Payment Blog is one related to the Miller Act and titled: “5 Things To Know About […]

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Attorney Fees Are Sometimes Recoverable In Miller Act Claims

Attorneys Fees in Lien & Bond Claims

In the mechanics lien world, whether you can recover attorney fees as part of your claim is dictated by state statute. The statute either says you can or can’t. Determining if attorney fees are recoverable as part of a US Miller Act Claim  is a bit more complex, but the general answer is that the fees are […]

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Chart: Who Does And Does Not Have Rights Under The Miller Act

Miller Act Chart and Infographic - Who Can File A Miller Act Claim

The Miller Act can be a little confusing as to who does and who does not have claim rights. While the statute is very broad about what type of work or materials are covered — nearly everything furnished to a federal construction project — it is strict about which tiers of project participants can be included. We […]

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What Lien Rights Do You Have On A Federal Project?

Miller Act Claim Information and Articles

When you perform work on a private commercial or residential project you likely have a mechanics lien right. When you work on a state, county or municipal project, you likely have some type of state bond or state lien right available.  But what happens when you’re on a federal project?  Meet the US Miller Act. […]

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