ALERT: Mississippi Alters Lien Law to Welcome Rental Industry

The Construction Lien Blog recently posted an alert on the Mississippi Lien Laws, which appears relevant to our Louisiana readers who do construction work in that state. The Mississippi lien statutes haven't been significantly changed since 1918. As change is the only constant in this world, on March 17, 2010, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour signed SB 2800 into law, amending the lien laws to include rental and lease equipment and suppliers as a class of parties protected by the state's statutory lien scheme. Read a full-text of Senate Bill 2800 on the Construction Lien Blog here. The legislation amends sections 85-7-131, 135, 181, 185 and 189 of the 1972 Mississippi Code to include equipment renters and suppliers in the class of parties who can file construction liens or stop notices (as the case may be). Previously, these parties did not have any lien rights in the state. This article was originally posted on Zlien's topic-specific Construction Lien Blog.
Scott Wolfe
About the Author: Scott Wolfe
Scott Wolfe, Jr. obtained his J.D. degree from Loyola University of New Orleans, and his B.A. from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. In 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009, Scott was recognized as a Leader in Law by CityBusiness Magazine. The son and grandson of general contractors, Scott is a construction litigator in the Pacific Northwest, and the founding member of the bi-coastal law firm, Wolfe Law Group. Scott is also the founder and CEO of Express Lien, Inc., a legal document preparation service for contractors. In 2008, City Business Magazine recognized Scott as one of its Innovators of the Year for the Express Lien concept. As an entrepreneur himself, Scott has a strong background in business and commercial transactions and laws. He focuses his practice on the legal issues facing the construction industry, and has represented clients in multi-million dollar construction disputes in litigation and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Scott is a LEED AP.

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