What amounts can be included in a Michigan mechanics lien? After an arbitrator overstepped their bounds, a court stepped in and decreased the lien.
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A recent appellate court decision limits construction staffing companies' mechanics lien rights in Oklahoma. Laborers may still file liens on their own.
When AB 1701 was passed in California, it shook up the state's construction industry - for good reason. A GC was recently fined nearly $70k under the law.
California AB 5 and the Dynamex decision have altered how employee classification will be determined, but the construction industry is mostly unaffected.
When payment bond thresholds rise, it's even more important for subcontractors and suppliers to send preliminary notice and foster healthy payment chains.
A recent case, Precision Framing Systems Inc. v. Henry Luzuriaga, may distort how the California mechanics lien deadline is calculated for subcontractors.
Because a supplier used a proper change order format, they were able to revive their Oregon mechanics lien from the dead.
Illinois introduced retainage laws by passing Senate Bill 1636. 10% retainage can be withheld for the first half of the project, and only 5% after that.
Mississippi subcontractors and suppliers take note: contractors on private projects can now use payment bonds to keep mechanics liens off of their projects.
Recent legislation drastically changed the Colorado payment bond requirements. These bonds will now be required for P3 projects.