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Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law Amended, Clarifying Open-End Construction Loan Mortgage Priority
Posted on 18 Aug 2014 by Duane Morris LLP

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has signed into law Act 117 of 2014, [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], which amends the Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law (MLL), 49 P.S. 1101, et seq., [ enhanced version available to Read More

PA Supreme Court Reverses Bricklayers Mechanics’ Lien Case
Posted on 29 May 2014 by Babst Calland

On April 17, 2014, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, [ enhanced version available to subscribers ], issued its long-awaited decision in Bricklayers of Western Pennsylvania Combined Funds v. Scott’s Development Co. , and reversed the Superior... Read More

Pennsylvania Amends Mechanics’ Lien Law to Protect Home Owners from Double Jeopardy and Clarify Priority Given to Open Ended Mortgages
Posted on 24 Sep 2014 by Babst Calland

By Marc J. Felezzola On July 9, 2014, Governor Tom Corbett signed into law legislation amending Pennsylvania’s Mechanics’ Lien Law of 1963 (the current Mechanics’ Lien Law in Pennsylvania). The stated primary purpose of the amendments... Read More

Pennsylvania Court Determines if Union Trustees Have Standing to File Mechanic’s Lien
Posted on 2 Jun 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By Martin J. Saunders, Of Counsel. Pennsylvania, like many states, has a mechanic’s lien statute to ensure that contractors and subcontractors who make improvement to property will be paid for the labor and materials they furnish in the erection... Read More