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Preserving (or Defeating) Mechanic's Lien Rights Amid COVID-19

Posted by: Christopher W. Bloomer and Robert S. Schein on July 22, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

While many construction projects across the state remain active – albeit with social-distancing and other measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 – many others are temporarily suspended or have altogether been scrapped. For these projects, all parties should be mindful of the...


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COVID-19: What Every Construction Owner and Entity Should Do Right Now

Posted by: Robert S. Schein and Christopher W. Bloomer on March 27, 2020

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Until a few days ago, construction projects seemed to be moving forward notwithstanding the constant barrage of news involving COVID-19.  However, a steadily increasing number of states and local units of government have begun considering, and declaring, states of emergency and local...


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Indiana's "Little Miller Act" Alleviates Concern that Public Works Projects Remain Immune to Mechanic's Liens

Posted by: Christopher W. Bloomer and Robert S. Schein on November 6, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Public Works Remain Immune to Mechanic’s Liens: 

In 1999, Indiana’s mechanic’s lien law was substantially re-written to include, among other key changes, a prohibition on certain no-lien contracts. A no-lien contract is a construction contract in which the parties agree that the project will...


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Mechanic's Liens Remain Unavailable to Certain Construction Suppliers

Posted by: Christopher W. Bloomer and Robert S. Schein on June 24, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Introduction:

Indiana’s mechanic’s lien law (“Lien Statute”)[1] allows contractors, lessors of equipment, laborers, and others to place a mechanic’s lien on the project should the property owner or the owner’s general contractor fail to pay for the work or material provided. If a laborer or...


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AIA form documents offer predictability, cost-savings to contractors and subcontractors

Posted by: Christopher W. Bloomer and Robert S. Schein on February 7, 2019

Court Decision Clears Way for Broader Use of Postnuptial Agreements

Refreshed about every ten years, the American Institute of Architects (“AIA”) recently rolled out revised documents in 2017, including the well-known and heavily-utilized A101 and A201 forms, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Contractor, and General Conditions of the Contract for...


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