The Pennsylvania Mechanics Lien Law of 1963, after remaining essentially unchanged for 40 years, has been amended four times since 2006.  For a Pennsylvania Bar Institute Program held on November 6, 10, and 17, Kenneth I. Levin spoke concerning the impact of the amendments on the rights and remedies of project owners.

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Branch Banking & Trust Co. v. Construction Supervision Services Inc. (In re Construction Supervision Services Inc.), 753 F.3d 124 (4th Cir. 2014)

Our sister publication, Bankruptcy-Real, recently discussed the unique issues relating to the perfection of mechanics liens after the filing of a bankruptcy petition as resolved by the United States Court

Maisel v. Erickson Construction, Inc.
2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108726 (D. Colo. August 3, 2012)

Plaintiff contracted with Charles Cunniffe & Assoc. Architects (“CCA”) for architectural services. Plaintiff separately contracted with Erickson Construction, Inc. (“Erickson”) for construction and general contractor services. No contract existed between CCA and Erickson.

Plaintiff sued both CCA and Erickson for various defects and design deficiencies, and asserted claims for breach of contract, breached of implied warranties, negligence and vicarious liability. Erickson cross-claimed against CCA for negligence, breach of contract (on a third-party beneficiary theory), indemnification and contribution.Continue Reading U.S. District Court in Colorado Dismisses Contractor’s Negligence, Third-Party Beneficiary and Indemnity Claims, But Not Its Contribution Claim, Against Architect