Construction Lien Removal Suit in Louisiana

Attention all home owners or property owners, there is only one surefire way to have that annoying illegal lien (in Louisiana called a statement of claim and privilege) removed from the title of your property, a Mandamus action. In Louisiana and other states, a Mandamus can be used for a number of things (listed out […]

Louisiana Suppliers – Extra Notice Needed for Lien Rights

Over the past holiday season, I was at a Christmas party discussing with a friend of mine who runs an electrical supply company here in South Louisiana, the intricacies of notice provisions before a company like his can file a lien on a private project. Others party-goers probably thought our conversation boring, but we were […]

Washington Law Protects Contractors from Dangers of Frivolous Lien Statute

A quick word from the construction law case files: The Court of Appeals, Division 1, out in Washington state, has refused to deem a construction lien as frivolous based upon the complexity of the construction contract at dispute. The court in SD Deacon Corp. of Washington v. Gaston Bros. Excavating, Inc., decided back in May […]

Caution: Lien Laws in are Hyper-Technical

In most states, the liens laws are hyper-technical.   This means that the laws have many requirements, and that courts strictly construe the rules against the party filing construction liens. This is true for nearly every state. While laws across the nation provide lien rights to those in the construction industry, because of the power […]

Be Careful When Using Free Legal Forms

Gerard Simington with “FindAnAttorneyForMe.com” published an informative article that warns businesses about using free legal forms found on the internet. The Internet has placed legal information and legal forms at our fingertips – and its easy to forget sometimes that the law is a very complicated subject, and legal forms are no exception.  While a […]

7 Habits of Contractors Who Lose Money…and How to Break Them

The Construction Commando’s “Contractor’s Secret Weapon” published an article with this title that described seven instances when contractors lose money on a project.  While the article was drafted to an audience of California contractors, the habits apply nationwide. It will be to any contractors’ benefit to review this article online, access which habits apply to […]

Common Collection Mistakes and Pitfalls

This article is reproduced with permission from Wolfe Law Group, who originally published the article on its Construction Law Blog. The article discusses some of the common mistakes encountered when attempting to collect on a non-paying construction project. Liening, when stripped to its core, is simply a collection practice. A lot of Wolfe Law Group's […]

What You Need to Know About Liens

Lien statutes are complex and technical in every state, but throughout the country common themes and policies emerge. If you're in the construction industry, it's important to know these policies, and specifically it's important to know how to use a lien and how liens can help your business. 1. Liening a project starts before work […]