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
One of the most effective weapons against mechanic’s lien abuse by contractors is the owner’s ability to use Lien Law Section 39 and 39-a to defend against a “willfully exaggerated” lien. However, the burden of proving the “intent” necessary to … Continue reading
It is not often that the Court of Appeals chimes in on issues relating to the Lien Law in New York. As construction practioners, if we get a decision a year from the State’s highest Court its exciting. So, the … Continue reading
In a recent decision out of the First Department the Court held that the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is a “public corporation” withing the contemplation of the Lien Law and, as such, the George Washington Bus … Continue reading
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