Appellate Division: Public Improvement Lien Deadline Runs from Completion and Acceptance

Lien Law Section 12 seems pretty clear but its always nice to have the Appellate Division confirm that clarity.  In Munoz Trucking Corp. v. Darcon Const. Inc. Munoz apparently filed a public improvement lien that mistakenly named Darcon as the general contractor. … Continue reading

Contractor’s failure to follow notice provisions leads to waiver of claim

Many, if not most, construction and development contracts contain provisions requiring notice of claim to be served within some specified period of time and in a specified manner.  Surprisingly, many contractors ignore these provisions or are simply oblivious to their … Continue reading

Termination of Public Works Contract Does Not Necessarily Start Lien Clock

In County Wide Flooring, Corp. v. Town of Huntington the Court was faced with a motion to discharge a public improvement lien and dismiss the foreclosure action.  The contractor apparently filed two mechanic’s liens.  It failed to foreclose on the first … Continue reading