Tennessee Mechanics Liens Subject to Notice of NonPayment

The last major changes to the Tennessee mechanics lien law took place in 1990. In that year, the Legislature enacted major modifications to the existing Tennessee mechanics’ lien law, with numerous miscellaneous changes made since 1990. The 1990 modifications are encapsulated within the following two major categories: 1. The Tennessee lien law provided more protection […]

Massachusetts Permits Design Professionals to File Mechanics Liens

Massachusetts has extended mechanic’s lien rights to architects, engineers and other design professionals. The law, which was signed by Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick on January 5, 2011, becoming effective on July 1, 2011, allows architects, other design professionals, and project managers to place a mechanic’s lien on property if they are not paid for their […]

Building schools provides boost to construction firms

By November 2009, construction employment in the state was off by 5,200 jobs when compared to a year earlier. A year later, construction remained in the doldrums. But continued school building provided a welcome boost for many contractors. In Natrona County, Groathouse Construction completed the CY Middle School last summer, which sent payroll and consumer-spending […]