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Prospective Waiver of Lien Rights by Subcontractors & Suppliers
Posted on 31 Aug 2015 by Vandeventer Black LLP

By Jay Rixey , Associate, Vandeventer Black LLP Earlier this year, the General Assembly enacted legislation amending Virginia Code § 43-3, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this statute: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], providing that... Read More

Be Sure to Keep Up with Mechanic’s Lien Changes
Posted on 31 Jul 2013 by Christopher G. Hill

As those of you who read Construction Law Musings are well aware, the mechanic’s lien is near and dear to my construction lawyer’s heart. A well timed and properly filed memorandum of lien can and does often lead to payment without the need... Read More

North Carolina “Little Miller” Payment Bonds: The Short Summary©
Posted on 19 Mar 2015 by Vandeventer Black LLP

By Neil Lowenstein , Attorney, Vandeventer Black LLP [1] Like many states, North Carolina has “Little Miller” code provisions intended for the protection of those that furnish labor or materials for North Carolina public projects since... Read More

The Cloud Dissipates (a bit)
Posted on 10 Nov 2015 by Christopher G. Hill

Remember HB 1265, [subscribers can access an enhanced version of this legislation: lexis.com | Lexis Advance ], that I discussed here at Musings back on February 6, 2012? Well, thanks to the efforts of the AGC of Virginia among other groups affected by... Read More

Do We Really Want Courts Deciding if Our Construction Contracts are Fair?
Posted on 15 Apr 2015 by Christopher G. Hill

As I posted recently, the Virginia General Assembly has passed, and I can see no reason why the governor won’t sign, [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], a bill that would essentially invalidate preemptive contractual waivers... Read More

Working Without a Safety Net: Can Subcontractors and Suppliers Still Sue an Owner for Quantum Meruit and Unjust Enrichment in Virginia
Posted on 11 Apr 2013 by Williams Mullen

By Robert E. Travers, IV Subcontractors and suppliers provide labor, equipment or materials on construction projects without direct contractual relationships with the project owner, the ultimate beneficiary of that work, equipment and materials. In... Read More

July 1, 2015 Statutory Changes Affecting Virginia Contractors and Subcontractors
Posted on 25 Jun 2015 by Christopher G. Hill

As always seems to be the case, this year, as in others, the Virginia General Assembly has seen fit to “tweak” a few construction related statutes. All of these changes will go into effect on July 1, 2015. The big one, and one that I posted... Read More

Nevada Amends Laws Regarding Homeowners’ Association Liens
Posted on 9 Sep 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

While an amended Nevada Senate bill does not change the Nevada Supreme Court’s seminal holding that an association lien is a true priority lien that, when properly foreclosed, may extinguish a first deed of trust, [subscribers can access an enhanced... Read More