Areas of Practice, Civil Litigation, Latest News, Mechanic's Lien, Mechanic's Lien Foreclosure, Real Estate

Make Sure You Got All Your Money Before You Give a Release in a Mechanic’s Lien Scenario

In a recent case the court held that once a release is recorded on title to a property removing the mechanic’s lien previously filed by the unpaid contractor, there is no recourse and any claims based on the lien are waived forever. So even if the release is executed and recorded based on a settlement […]

Areas of Practice, Civil Litigation, Latest News, Mechanic's Lien, Mechanic's Lien Foreclosure, Real Estate

Case Law Update – Mechanic’s Liens

The validity of mechanic’s liens filed and the subject of timely foreclosure actions are subject to the veracity and accuracy of the information represented in the mechanic’s lien documents that form the basis of the action. Honest mistakes in information in the lien do not invalidate the document. The statute will invalidate a lien wherein […]

Areas of Practice, Civil Litigation, Latest News, Mechanic's Lien, Mechanic's Lien Foreclosure, Real Estate

Case Law – Mechanic’s Lien Act

The Mechanic’s Lien Act creates certain protections for contractors who complete work on real property and then face the prospect of not getting paid by unscrupulous owners of the real estate. To take advantage of the benefits under the Act, the contractor needs to strictly comply with the terms and conditions of the Act. One […]