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HTMLNew Changes to Pennsylvania Mechanics' Lien Law Take Effect
Jason A. Copley, Daniel E. Fierstein; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
October 14, 2014, previously published on September 24, 2014
On July 9, 2014, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett signed a bill (S.B. 145) into law that amends the Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law of 1963 (the “Lien Law”). The new law took effect on September 8, 2014 and affects subcontractor lien rights on residential construction projects...

 

HTMLPA Supreme Court Decides Bricklayers Case: Unions No Longer Have Mechanics' Lien Rights in Pennsylvania
Lori Wisniewski Azzara, Jason A. Copley; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
May 2, 2014, previously published on April 25, 2014
As we first reported back in January of 2012, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a decision in Bricklayers of Western Pennsylvania Combined Funds v. Scott’s Development Co. that significantly changed the meaning of the Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law. In its decision, the Superior...

 

HTMLSupreme Court's Pass on Berks Products Impacts PA Contractors
Jason A. Copley, Daniel E. Fierstein; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
April 23, 2014, previously published on April 11, 2014
Counterintuitive as it may seem, courts can exert significant influence by deciding not to consider a case. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania did just that on April 1, 2014 when it decided not to consider an appeal in the Berks Products Corp. v. Arch Insurance Co. case (Berks). The underlying case...

 

HTMLPA Lien Law Update-New Case Holds that Union Funds Have Lien Rights
Jason A. Copley, Daniel E. Fierstein; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
February 29, 2012, previously published on Winter 2012
The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently issued a decision in the case of Bricklayers of Western Pennsylvania Combined Funds, Inc. v. Scott's Development Co. expanding the class of claimants entitled to assert a mechanics' lien claim under the Mechanics' Lien Law of 1963 ("Lien Statute")...