The payment structure in the world of construction projects is unique. The credit heavy nature, and potential lack of visibility throughout a project, make payment issues paramount for parties at both the top and the bottom of the payment…Read More
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Doesn’t it seem like there are three phases to most construction projects? — (1) Pre-Construction, (2) Construction, and (3) Lawsuit?
Contractors, subcontractors, and specialty contractors are optimists. They bid jobs regardless of difficulty, location or size. And, when they come in with the…Read More
This guest post comes from friend of the blog, Robert Wise, a construction law attorney in Mississippi (Sharpe & Wise PLLC). Robert was influential in the drafting and passing of Mississippi’s 2014 mechanics…Read More
We recently discussed the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision in Bricklayers of Western Pennsylvania Combined Funds, Inc. v. Scott’s Development Co. and Laborers’ Combined Funds of Western Pennsylvania, et al., v. Scott’s…Read More
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently decided a case in which it examined the mechanics lien law, and parsed the definition of “subcontractor”, in order to determine if union workers were protected by the state’s mechanics lien scheme.
PA Union Workers… Read More
When viewed in a vacuum, it seems odd that the lien rights of subcontractors and suppliers can be negatively impacted by the actions of third parties. It is easy to think that some rule of fair play is violated…Read More
Through the years, I’ve consulted with many companies who worked exclusively in a particular state or small region, and accordingly, knew the laws and landscape of that region reasonably well….Read More
We’re at the CFMA 2012 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida, and there was a great session yesterday titled “The ‘Gotchas’ of Subcontractor Expansion.” This was a great presentation by Lisa Autino of Corbin Electric, Kevin…Read More
This is a complicated question whose answer will vary from state to state. It’s also a question we’ve addressed on the Construction Finance Journal in the past, but only with respect to…Read More
In most states, a contractor only has 1 lien deadline of concern: when the lien must be filed. In Virginia, however, contractors must juggle two lien deadlines.
First, like other states, Virginia has a regular lien filing time requirement. All liens must be filed within 90 days from when labor and…Read More