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Mechanics Liens: Recent Lien Law Amendments in Virginia

The Lien blog is constantly writing about both effective and potential changes in a state’s mechanics lien law.  As we’ve noted, sometimes these changes can be innocuous, such as when Louisiana substitutes an English word for Latin one for its statutes, but others, such as Illinois’ proposed bonding-off amendment, can…

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Pay When Paid Clauses: Virginia Revisited

Virginia courts take an interesting and unique approach regarding pay when paid clauses in construction contracts. As outlined by Galloway Corp. v. S.B. Ballard Const. Co., 464 S.E. 2d. 349 (1995), and explained in a recent post, Virginia examines each pay when paid clause dispute on a case by case…

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Pay When Paid Clauses: Virginia’s Unique Interpretation

Just a few weeks ago this blog gave our readers a wonderful introduction to the complex world of pay if paid and pay when paid clauses.  As a quick refresher, construction subcontracts sometimes condition payment from the general contractor to the subcontractor on payment from the owner to the general contractor….

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Don’t Forget The 150-Day Rule In Virginia

On the first day of 2009, I wrote a post about the “150-day rule” in Virginia: Virginia’s Interesting 150 Day Rule. Therein I offered a pithy explanation of the rule:
From the last day of work, the claimant must count backwards 150 days. Generally speaking, a contractor is not allowed to…

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A Virginia Mechanic’s Lien Change for the Better

Christopher G. Hill, LEED AP is solo practitioner, Virginia Supreme Court certified General District Court mediator, lawyer and owner of the Richmond, VA firm, The Law Office of Christopher G. Hill, PC.  Chris has been nominated and elected by his peers to Virginia’s Legal Elite in the Construction Law category…

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