Mechanic's Liens. Legal news and articles for October 20 - 28, 2011

ALL CLEAN, INC. v. TIMBERLINE PROPERTIESRON CARTER, INC. v. KANENORTH COUNTY ACOUSTICS, INC. v. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.GLOBAL MARKETS-European deal ignites rally in stocks, euroSno Mountain mired in debtSportsQuest hit with mechanic's lienSchneider: Couple could pay for contractors' mistakesFrederick County could lose roads moneyLoan approved for Las Vegas Mob ExperienceNATIONAL CITY BANK v. LANDAU BUILDING COMPANYAUGUSTA APARTMENTS, LLC v. LANDAU BUILDING COMPANYShared values can lead us all to better timesSOLAR SAVINGS: Deals net local schools green energy, learning toolsCourt removes delay in Harmon tower lawsuitMechanics' liens: Easy to file and a challenge to enforce or defend

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Governor signs dozens of new laws impacting business
Central Valley Business TimesOctober 10, 2011

Jerry Brown signed scores of measures into law, many of which have direct impact on businesses in the Golden State. AB 22 by Assemblyman Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) – Employment: credit reports. AB 183 by Assemblywoman Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) ...more »

What's on the County Ballot? Part II
Patch.comOctober 20, 2011

... custody, protection from abuse, judgments, change of name, school audits, driver's license suspension appeals, District Justice appeals, mechanics' liens, federal income tax liens, administrators of oaths and affirmations, according to the site. ...more »

Mechanic's Liens. News and Stories

ALL CLEAN, INC. v. TIMBERLINE PROPERTIES
Leagle.comOctober 28, 2011

Timberline Properties, James B. Farrell, and Farrell J. DeHart (collectively, Timberline) cross-appeal, asserting that Timberline is entitled to attorney fees under the mechanics' lien statute for successfully defending against All Clean's mechanics' ...more »

RON CARTER, INC. v. KANE
Leagle.comOctober 28, 2011

Carlisle Homes was scheduled to transfer title of the house to the contest winner, but Ron-Carter then learned the house was subject to a deed of trust of approximately $188000 and various mechanics' and materialmen's liens of at least $6400. ...more »

NORTH COUNTY ACOUSTICS, INC. v. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
Leagle.comOctober 28, 2011

In the third cause of action, Acoustics sought to foreclose on its mechanics' liens and requested declaratory relief that its liens have priority over the Bank's liens. In the fourth cause of action, Acoustics alleged it had served a bonded stop notice ...more »

GLOBAL MARKETS-European deal ignites rally in stocks, euro
ReutersOctober 27, 2011

For the moment investors shrugged off the fact that key aspects of the deal, including the mechanics of boosting the firepower of the European Financial Stability Facility and providing Greek debt relief, could take weeks to pin down. ...more »

Sno Mountain mired in debt
Scranton Times-TribuneOctober 27, 2011

Scandale Associated Builders Ltd. of Dickson City $846206.87 plus interest for the construction of the Snö Cove water park in 2008 and 2009, according to a mechanic's lien filed against the resort. The amount owed was more than $1.1 million, ...more »

SportsQuest hit with mechanic's lien
RichmondBizSenseOctober 25, 2011

The company that installed a scoreboard at mega recreation complex SportsQuest has filed a mechanic's lien, trying to get paid $173000. South Dakota-based Daktronics said in the filing that it had a written contract from October 2010. ...more »

Schneider: Couple could pay for contractors' mistakes
Lansing State JournalOctober 25, 2011

The Michigan Lien Act does, indeed, provide for the filing of a mechanic's lien in a situation like this. And, from the point of view of the folks at HSV Redi-Mix, the concrete at Walnut Grove does, in a sense, belong to them. ...more »

Frederick County could lose roads money
Northern Virginia DailyOctober 25, 2011

The filing put on hold attempts to sell the property to satisfy mechanics liens pending against the developer. Even if the locality had money to begin work on the extension it could not because it lacks the rights of way through the property, ...more »

Loan approved for Las Vegas Mob Experience
VEGAS INCOctober 24, 2011

It has allowed mechanics (contractors) liens in excess of $4 million to be recorded against the Tropicana,'' said attorney Gerald Gordon, of the Las Vegas law firm Gordon Silver, representing Murder Inc., parent company of The Experience. ...more »

NATIONAL CITY BANK v. LANDAU BUILDING COMPANY
Leagle.comOctober 24, 2011

The circuit court held that petitioner's deed of trust is junior in priority to the mechanic's liens of Landau and Laurita. Landau and Laurita have filed responses. This Court has considered the parties' briefs and the record on appeal. ...more »

AUGUSTA APARTMENTS, LLC v. LANDAU BUILDING COMPANY
Leagle.comOctober 24, 2011

The circuit court held that the deed of trust of Augusta's lender, National City Bank ("National City"), is junior in priority to the mechanic's liens of Landau and Laurita. Landau has filed a response. This Court has considered the parties' briefs and ...more »

Shared values can lead us all to better times
Columbia Daily TribuneOctober 23, 2011

Any unserviceable debt and interest (at current modest interest rates) will become essentially a mechanic's lien that runs with the property and that must be paid in full before the property may be sold. With such an arrangement, the bankrupt occupants ...more »

SOLAR SAVINGS: Deals net local schools green energy, learning tools
Centre Daily TimesOctober 23, 2011

In that case, Angelini sought to file a mechanic's lien on the solar panels — essentially claiming a right to the property. Oral arguments are scheduled for November. “We're just optimistic that after the dust settles ... this thing's put to rest,” ...more »

Court removes delay in Harmon tower lawsuit
Las Vegas Review - JournalOctober 21, 2011

Perini also placed mechanics' liens on CityCenter. MGM Resorts officials said the company settled claims with all but seven of the 220 first-tier subcontractors that weren't paid once Perini and CityCenter became involved in the legal skirmish. ...more »

Mechanics' liens: Easy to file and a challenge to enforce or defend
Thomson Reuters News & InsightOctober 20, 2011

The underlying construction contract required an initial decision by the architect as a condition precedent to mediation and mandated that mediation was a condition precedent to arbitration. The causes of action for foreclosure of the mechanic's lien ...more »

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