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Complex Recent New Jersey Case Limits Lien Rights

Nearly two years ago, The Lien and Credit Journal asked the question: “Does the Green Building Industry Have Fewer Mechanics Lien Rights?” This is a complex question, and one with no set answer. In the case examined in the linked article, the question was whether or not a solar panel installation constituted a “permanent improvement” […]

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Superbowl Turf Mechanics Lien Teaches Contractors Lessons

Super Bowl Turf Installers Filed A Mechanics Lien: 3 Things This Teaches Contractors Everywhere

Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson are just hours away (It starts at 5:30pm CT, on Fox) from their battle to hoist the Lombardi trophy, but a battle between Taylor Turf Installation, Inc. and the operators of MetLife Stadium has been on-going for months, as the stadium’s turf installers claim they are owed more than $292,000 […]

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New Jersey Mechanics Lien Law: 5 Things to Know

Ready to file a mechanics lien in New Jersey? Let Zlien answer your questions starting with the “5 things to know” below. Suppliers to Suppliers Are Allowed Lien Rights The there are a wide range of project participants eligible to file for a mechanics lien in New Jersey. In New Jersey, general contractors, subcontractors, laborers, […]

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Mechanics Liens: How does Zlien sign your documents?

Will Zlien be sending me paperwork to sign? In most cases, the answer is No.  Zlien is compliant with every state’s lien and notice requirements.  If we are capable of signing your documents on your behalf as an authorized agent, then we take care of getting your documents signed and notarized if necessary. When you […]

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Hurricane Sandy: Waiting for Insurance Checks May Cost Contractors Lien Rights If Not Careful

As a New Orleans resident, I know the devastating effect that Hurricanes can have on the landscape. As a construction lawyer in this area, I know the effects that Hurricanes have on the construction industry. This blog is targeted to all those contractors, suppliers and equipment lessors in the North East who are working on […]

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Two Options to Get Paid on New Jersey Public Projects

When a party is unpaid on a public project, the general route to recovery is through filing a bond claim.  Governmental and public entities generally cannot be liened, so security for parties who furnished labor and/or materials to the project is not tied to the land or improvement itself, but rather, to a payment bond […]

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Should New Jersey Pass Payment Penalty Bill – Or Fix Mechanics Lien Laws?

There is a bill pending in the New Jersey legislature that is splitting the construction industry between general contractors and subcontractors, as the bill proposes penalties against contractors who fail to pay its subcontractors within a prescribed amount of time.  The bill and the dispute between these groups is discussed in a NJBiz article: Subcontractors, […]

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Summary of 2011 New Jersey Construction Lien Law Changes

The New Jersey Builder’s Association excitedly announced recent changes to the New Jersey Construction Lien Law by stating that “after 16 years, a much needed revision t o the New Jersey Construction Lien Law…was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie on January 5, 2011.” New Jersey’s Construction Lien Law (CLL), its current form promulgated […]

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Mid-Week Review: Great Articles About Mechanic Liens

Believe it or not, the Internet is full of really great news and information about mechanics liens…and it gets fuller by the hour.  Literally. Here at the Construction Lien Blog we try our best to write posts concerning important updates to mechanic lien laws, or to point out relevant news stories out there that offer […]

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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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I Didn’t Just Waive My Lien Rights, Did I?: Assessing State Laws

Are you waving goodbye to your lien rights in your contract? Can owners do that? Recently Zlien reported that Virginia law permits a contractor to waive its lien rights in any project. While this certainly is not uniform across all states, there are a number of states which follow this line of thinking. The existence […]

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