Rhode Island Continues Strict Interpretation of Mechanics Lien Law

In the recent matter of GSM Industrial v. Grinnell Fire Protection Systems, the Rhode Island Supreme Court was called upon to interpret the Rhode Island mechanics lien law. A vendor from Pennsylvania recorded a Rhode Island mechanics lien notice but failed to sign it under oath as required by the Rhode Island lien law. The court began […]

Pay Attention to What You Sign – Terms in Contracts and Bonds Bite Back

Reading what you sign, and making sure you’re okay with it, is as important as it’s always been.  As contracts have moved from handshakes, to 1 page written documents, to long form agreements with fine print and addenda, it has become more an more difficult to actually know what any of the parties have agreed […]

Rhode Island Mechanics Lien “How To”

In Rhode Island, a mechanics’ lien is known as a Notice of Intention to Do Work or Furnish Materials. When a Rhode Island mechanics lien is filed with regard to work performed on privately owned property, it attaches to and encumbers the fee simple ownership of property. In order to be eligible to file a Rhode […]