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Sign Up For Zlien’s 3rd Annual Fantasy Football League

Ready for football season? We’ve teamed up with our friends at Wolfe Law Group again this year to sponsor the 3rd Annual Wolfe Law & Zlien Fantasy Football League. The team is filling up fast with folks from last season, but we have a few spots left open and would love to have our clients, readers […]

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Can Pay When Paid Clauses Destroy Your Mechanics Lien or Bond Claim Rights?

If you’re unpaid on a construction project, you usually have mechanics lien rights and/or the right to recover under a payment bond. The magic of mechanics lien or bond claim rights is that it empowers subcontractors and suppliers to get paid regardless of what happened with finances “upstream,” such that if a general contractor doesn’t get paid, […]

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Are Checks with “Payment In Full” In Memo Field Legally Binding? Do They Effect Mechanics Lien Rights?

Short Answer:  Beware checks with “Payment in Full,” “Full and Final Settlement” or similar language written in the memo field or endorsement area. When these checks are cashed, they are very often binding, and can eliminate your rights to recover under contract or the mechanics lien laws. Long Answer:  I was contacted recently with this exact question, […]

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A Guide To California Payment Bond Claims and Stop Notices

The Construction Lien Blog welcomes Seth Smiley, who contributes this guest post about payment bond claims in Louisiana. Seth is a partner at Wolfe Law Group, and a contributor to that firm’s Construction Law Monitor blog. He frequently writes and litigates about construction law issues ranging from payment bond claims, workmanship disputes, construction delay matters […]

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A Guide To Louisiana Payment Bond Claims

The Construction Lien Blog welcomes Seth Smiley, who contributes this guest post about payment bond claims in Louisiana. Seth is a partner at Wolfe Law Group, and a contributor to that firm’s Construction Law Monitor blog. He frequently writes and litigates about construction law issues ranging from payment bond claims, workmanship disputes, construction delay matters […]

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2011 Fantasy Football League Now Open For Registration

Last year, we had a lot of fun with the Wolfe Law Group / Zlien fantasy football league. Actually, it was so successful we had to open two leagues. Folks have been asking whether we’d have a league set for up 2011, and we’re happy to announce that we are, and the league is now […]

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Join the Zlien Fantasy Football Team

What can we say, being from New Orleans with the Saints as the reigning champions has us all excited about the 2010 NFL Football Season. That’s why we’ve gotten together with our friends at Wolfe Law Group and set up an NFL Fantasy Football League through Yahoo! And we’re inviting participation from our clients, colleagues, […]

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A Catch-22: Pay When Paid Clauses Do Not Extend the Lien Period

If you search “Pay When Paid Clauses” in Google, you’re going to get a lot of results that say a lot different things.   This contractual provision – used in almost every general / sub construction contract – is perhaps one of the most confusing or misunderstood provisions out there. Wolfe Law Group’s Construction Law […]

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Scott Wolfe Publishes Avvo Legal Guide on Miller Act Claims

Seattle based attorney and member of Wolfe Law Group, Scott Wolfe, published a Legal Guide this week on AVVO.com, a lawyer rating service. What is a Miller Act Claim? How do you file a Miller Act Claim? Am I entitled to file a Miller Act Claim? These are some of the questions answered by Scott […]

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Use Zlien To Stay Organized in 2010

Thanks to our friends over at Wolfe Law Group’s Construction Law Monitor for their blog post yesterday recommending the Zlien Lien Pilot to contractors looking to get organized in the new year.   Organization: A Secret to Managing Legal Messes discussed how good organization tools (and specifically web-based tools) can help contractors and others in the […]

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The Risks of Litigating a Washington Construction Lien

Our friends at Wolfe Law Group have just started publishing a new blog that focuses on construction law issues in the Pacific Northwest, and specifically in Washington and Oregon.    So, subscribe to their feed and check out that blog to keep tabs on construction (and lien) issues in those states. Their first post is of […]

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