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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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Decorative Holiday Lighting and Mechanics Liens

We’re deep into Christmas season, and more and more houses are decked out with festive holiday lighting. Down here in New Orleans, I’ve noticed several signs posted at intersections advertising the services of companies (and individuals) who specialize in decorating houses or small commercial buildings and professionally hanging exterior decorative holiday lighting. Since, at this […]

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Can A Lien Be Filed If Work Was Originally Done For Free?

An interesting question occurred to me while I was doing some “fix-it” work around the workplace the other day. And, being that a good portion of my brain-space is taken up by mechanics lien information, the question was: “Could I lien for this?” That’s a simple question, but the answer is complex. Despite the simple […]

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Massachusetts Prompt Pay Act: Benefits and Requirements

As I noted yesterday,  The Massachusetts Prompt Payment Act sets forth some fairly strict requirements for substantial construction contracts, and provides additional ammunition with which parties to the contract can encourage payment. The Prompt Pay Act is set forth in the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapt. 149, Sec. 29E, and provides strict timelines by which the […]

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Massachusetts Prompt Pay Act: Not Applicable to Public Projects

The Massachusetts Prompt Payment Act sets forth some fairly strict requirements for substantial construction contracts, and provides additional ammunition with which parties to the contract can encourage payment. The Prompt Pay Act is set forth in the Massachusetts General Laws, Chapt. 149, Sec. 29E, and provides strict timelines by which the different parties to the […]

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Installing Speakers, Movie Screens, Lenses Not Enough for Minnesota Mechanics Lien Rights

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. General Minnesota Rule About What Is […]

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Lien Law: How Do You Lien NASA?

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. Everyone […]

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Mechanics Lien Priority

Minnesota Mechanics Lien Law: Priority and Relation-Back

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”. Minnesota’s “Relation-Back” Doctrine Regarding Mechanics […]

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Mechanics Liens Can “Go Green” Too

Mechanics liens have been around a long time.  In fact, they date back to at least the original construction of Washington, D.C.  The great thing about mechanics liens is that they cover a huge variety of projects.  Specifically, in addition to traditional construction projects like residences, mechanics liens are also a great way for unpaid […]

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Pay When Paid and Pay If Paid Clauses: An Introduction

As Zlien’s law clerk, I have the pleasure of helping to ensure that our compay – and our clients – are up-to-date on the law in all 50 states.  Recently, I was tasked with undertaking a nationwide survey of “pay when paid” and “pay if paid” clauses in construction contracts.  The Lien Blog has recently […]

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Are Charges Similar to Mechanics Liens in the British Virgin Islands?

The British Virgin Islands (BVI), in the Caribbean east of Puerto Rico, are known mostly for being a tourist destination and offshore tax haven. Fun fact about BVI – despite being a British Overseas Territory (and its citizens having full British citizenship) the official currency is the U.S. Dollar. Since the Lien Blog never takes […]

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