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Williams Mullen: The Impact of Pay-if-Paid Clauses on Payment Bond Claims and Mechanic’s Lien Rights in Virginia

Editor Mauck, William R., Jr. Since 1995, Virginia courts have recognized the validity of "pay-if-paid" clauses (sometimes referred to as "pay-when-paid") in subcontracts. To be enforceable, the clause must clearly state that the general contractor's obligation to...

More Musings on Mechanic’s Liens in Virginia

It is not news that the recent construction economy has not been good. Private money is not flowing into construction as it had been in the past and public projects are moving more slowly. Payment disputes leading to mechanic's lien claims and payment bond claims are rampant because of the...