Sworn Statement of Amount Due – Louisiana’s Public Lien

Here at Wolfe Law Group, I have been blogging a lot lately on liens for both public and private projects (See other posts here). Anytime a property is owned by and arm of the state then you are dealing with a public project. Although, this seems simple, many contractors do not always see the connection. The […]

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 […]

Litigation Topics for Prime / Subcontractor Contracts

I had a speaking engagement today here in Kenner, Louisiana (a suburb of New Orleans) whereby I had the pleasure of speaking to a group of contractors and architects regarding construction contracts. The bulk of the discussion focused on the most contested provisions within construction contracts. The information is very helpful to contractors and can […]

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 […]

Will the 2009 Economy Create More Mechanic Lien Filings?

At the Construction Lien Blog, we've written about the current state of the economy in America, and how this has affected the construction industry from coast-to-coast. However, there is recent conversation in the media and out in the blog-o-sphere that the economy's impact on construction has increased the amount of mechanic's liens filed by contractors. […]

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 […]

Credit Meltdown Squeezing Contractors – Lien To Protect Your Rights

The Associated General Contractors organization just published an article titled "Credit Meltdown Market Squeezes Contractors," reporting how the recent economic problems in the U.S. are greatly effecting those in the construction industry. The article discusses the upheaval on Wall Street, and how its stopping construction projects all over the country. You can read the article […]