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Rhode Island Mechanics Lien: Lenders Can Lose Priority Without Fast Action

The Rhode Island Supreme Court issued a mechanics lien opinion last month that will make it more difficult for lenders to get priority over a mechanics lien claim if they fail to take swift protective action after such claims are filed.  The case, Rhode Island Construction Services, Inc. v. Harris Mill, LLC, was decided on […]

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Rhode Island Mechanics Lien Law: 5 Things to Know

Filing a mechanics lien in Rhode Island can be simple, but sometimes it might not seem that way. Check out the “5 things to know” about Rhode Island mechanics lien law below to help get you started. Rhode Island Allows Most Parties to File a Mechanics Lien Rhode Island allows for virtually all parties who […]

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Acknowledgment Error Invalidates Rhode Island Mechanics Lien

Justice Flaherty of the Rhode Island Supreme Court begins the court’s opinion in GSM Industrial Inc. v. Grinnell Fire Protection Systems Company, Inc., et al, with “This case requires us to don our miner’s helmets and once again descend into the subterranean labyrinth that is the Rhode Island mechanic’s lien statute.” That’s a perfect introduction […]

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What If State Law Conflicts With Provisions Of The Construction Bond?

We frequently discuss bond claims on this blog, as this is the mechanics lien remedy available to contractors and suppliers on state and federal projects. When working on a project owned by or controlled by the government, those unpaid for services rendered are able to file a claim against a payment bond, as opposed to […]

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