Sending a Notice to Owner is a complicated affair. The document has a lot of criteria, such that contractors and suppliers must, within a certain period of time, make certain that they are sending the correct form with the required information to the appropriate recipients. Importantly, however, a notice to owner must be mailed in a…Read More
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Back in May, I wrote about lien priority in Minnesota and the “relation back” doctrine, which holds that:
All liens, as against the owner of the land, shall attach and take effect from the time the first item of material or labor is furnished upon the premises for the beginning of…
Earlier today we wrote about a Minnesota Court of Appeals decision holding that minor repair work could be considered when calculating the mechanics lien deadline. The case’s discussion of mechanics lien law was even broader than this providing a lengthy explanation of what work is and is not lieanble.
Mechanics lien aficionados will enjoy reading a recent unpublished decision from the Minnesota Courts of Appeal, which contains a detailed discussion about what work extends the lien filing deadline and what work qualifies for a mechanics lien at all.
The case – Bright Star Systems Corporation v. MN Theaters 2006, LLC…Read More
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Suppliers to Suppliers do Not have Minnesota Mechanics Lien Rights
Parties who furnish labor, materials, or services at the request of the owner, owner’s agent, general contractor, or subcontractor on…
Many states allow a mechanics lien to relate back to the beginning of the project for purposes of establishing priority. The hard part is determining what constitutes the beginning of the project. After much litigation, the Minnesota Supreme Court may provide some guidance on how to define “one continuous project”.
Earlier last month we reported on a controversy Minnesota Appeals decision where a bond claim was harshly invalidated based on a technicality whereby the claim was sent to a general contractor’s principal address but not the address listed for the contractor within the bond itself. That case – Safety Signs,…Read More
Earlier today we wrote about a recent decision from the Minnesota Court of Appeals whereby a bond claim was invalidated based on a tiny technicality about which address the notice of the claim was sent. That blog post focused mostly on the result of the case and the reasoning supporting that result….Read More
In Safety Signs LLC v. Westfield Insurance Co, the Minnesota Appeals Court issued a decision that feels clearly wrong. In response, the case was appealed to the state’s…Read More
A mechanics lien claimant filed a lien after a mortgage was placed against the jobsite, but the lien related to work performed prior to the mortgage. These facts were stipulated to in a case rencently before the Minnesota Appeals Court, but they were still required to decide who had priority:…Read More