Mechanic's Liens. Legal news and articles for January 25 - 31, 2012

The First Month of 2012 Is History - How Do Your Receivables Look?Jury finds Gary man guilty of real estate fraud schemeHow To File A Mechanic's Lien In WashingtonPennsylvania court holds that trustees may file mechanics' lien to obtain ...Notice! Pending Changes to Pennsylvania's Mechanics' Lien LawFlee and lose--your carMan charged with threatening customerScenario: Can Mardi Gras Stand Constructors File A Mechanics Lien?Jim Porter: Homesteading your houseComplex Sunnyvale Town Center project remains in limbo after years of wranglingPay-if-paid or pay-when-paid: which provision is in your contract?Why Your Secretary Can't Handle Mechanics Lien CompliancePay-if-paid or pay-when-paid: which provision is in your contract?Mechanic's lienMountain Law: Dangers of leases with purchase options

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Couple sued over debt to contractor
Southeast Texas RecordJanuary 3, 2012

Conn's alleges it subsequently sent required notices to Hancock and the defendants, but did not receive a cent, prompting mechanic's and materialman's liens to be filed against the property. "The plaintiff's lien was properly and timely filed and ...more »

Scott B. Mueller Newly Elected Principal at Danna McKitrick: Firm Promotes ...
STLtoday.comJanuary 11, 2012

In addition to his work analyzing and resolving title claims, Mueller handles lien priority disputes, mechanic's liens, access and marketability defects, mortgage fraud issues and breach of contract claims. He also directly assists the firm's lender ...more »

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The First Month of 2012 Is History - How Do Your Receivables Look?
JD Supra (press release)January 31, 2012

This post reminds readers that mechanics lien compliance is a viable solution. The First Month of 2012 Is History -How Do Your Receivables Look? At the turn of the calendar year, I wrote some blog posts about starting the year off right, including: (i) ...more »

Jury finds Gary man guilty of real estate fraud scheme
nwitimes.comJanuary 31, 2012

Several individuals faced charges alleging they profited from co-defendants cashing in on bogus mechanic's liens for home repairs that were never done. According to court documents, the group brought in more than $600000 in about one year.more »

How To File A Mechanic's Lien In Washington
JD Supra (press release)January 31, 2012

Step-by-Step guide on how to file a mechanic lien in Florida. And a listing of resources out there to help. How To File A Mechanic's Lien In Washington If you have not been paid for labor, services or materials furnished on a construction project in ...more »

Pennsylvania court holds that trustees may file mechanics' lien to obtain ...
Lexology (registration)January 30, 2012

an en banc panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania held that the trustees of employee benefit funds may assert mechanics' liens against a property owner to recoup delinquent contributions owed by a contractor. In Scott's Development, the property ...more »

Notice! Pending Changes to Pennsylvania's Mechanics' Lien Law
Mondaq News Alerts (registration)January 29, 2012

1602, proposing changes to Pennsylvania's Mechanics' Lien Law. The primary gist of the bill is to impose notice requirements on both project owners and subcontractors. The proposed notice requirements are comparable to those that have long-existed in ...more »

Flee and lose--your car
Hickory Daily RecordJanuary 28, 2012

β€œIt's the same theory as a mechanic's lien.” If Bogle β€” or any other county's clerk β€” denies releasing a vehicle to an innocent owner, the person may ask the court to reconsider. It is the only appeal that is mentioned in the law.more »

Man charged with threatening customer
The Salem NewsJanuary 28, 2012

And in 2010, his family's business, also based at 37 Robert Road, Marblehead, agreed to a settlement with the attorney general over their improper use of mechanic's liens against the properties of dozens of North Shore homeowners who were billed for ...more »

Scenario: Can Mardi Gras Stand Constructors File A Mechanics Lien?
JD Supra (press release)January 27, 2012

Can a lien be filed for this work? This post examines if the work qualifies for a mechanic's lien. Scenario: Can Mardi Gras Stand Constructors File A Mechanics Lien? Okay, this is a fun post. Zlien operates out of New Orleans, LA, and so we're all very ...more »

Jim Porter: Homesteading your house
Sierra SunJanuary 27, 2012

But there are exceptions: mechanic's liens, deeds of trust when you borrow money against your house, HOA assessments, child and spousal support payments, and tax liens. Here's how the exemption works. If your property is worth $200000 and the loans ...more »

Complex Sunnyvale Town Center project remains in limbo after years of wrangling
San Jose Business JournalJanuary 27, 2012

The 36-acre project has instead became a legal mess, leaving in its wake a trail of lawsuits, mechanic's liens, failed attempts to buy and sell the project, and most recently, a bank foreclosure that former project developer Peter Pau is now ...more »

Pay-if-paid or pay-when-paid: which provision is in your contract?
Lexology (registration)January 27, 2012

They reason such clauses violate public policy is because they constitute a waiver of the subcontractor's mechanic's lien rights. These rulings, however, are based on unique provisions in those states' mechanic's lien laws that don't necessarily ...more »

Why Your Secretary Can't Handle Mechanics Lien Compliance
JD Supra (press release)January 27, 2012

Complying with mechanics lien regulations is complex, and too time consuming and confusing for your staff. This post examines why it's a mistake to ask your staff to handle your lien work. Why Your Secretary Can't Handle Mechanics Lien Compliance In ...more »

Pay-if-paid or pay-when-paid: which provision is in your contract?
Lexology (registration)January 26, 2012

They reason such clauses violate public policy is because they constitute a waiver of the subcontractor's mechanic's lien rights. These rulings, however, are based on unique provisions in those states' mechanic's lien laws that don't necessarily ...more »

Mechanic's lien
Lexology (registration)January 26, 2012

Conceptually, a mechanic's lien is a security interest granted in a property by the owner of the property to the persons who have supplied labour, materials or services for the improvement or development of the underlying property.more »

Mountain Law: Dangers of leases with purchase options
Summit Daily NewsJanuary 25, 2012

Noah Klug is principal of The Klug Law Firm, LLC, a general law practice in Summit County emphasizing real estate, business law and litigation. He may be reached at (970)468-4953 or Noah@TheKlugLawFirm.com.more »

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