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September 2015 Archives

Prepare for New Notices Under the Amended Pennsylvania Mechanics Lien Law.

In just a little over a year, the new provisions of Act 142 of 2014, which substantially amend Pennsylvania's Mechanic's Lien Law, will go into effect. As if the filing and timing requirements of the Mechanic's Lien Law weren't already complicated enough, now four (4) more notices have been established which either must or may be filed within appropriate time frames to secure mechanic's liens.

Commonwealth Court Holds Delay Damages Available in Government Projects Despite "No Damages for Delay" Clause

Owen-J-Mcgrann-profile.jpgIn John Spearly Constr., Inc. v. Penns Valley Area Sch. Dist., 2015 Pa. Commw. LEXIS 337 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2015), the Pennsylvania Commonwealth addressed a question that has bedeviled courts for quite some time: whether a contractor is entitled to delay damages, despite a "no damages for delay" clause in the contract, when a government body was responsible for creating the delay.

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