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Over a month into Major League Baseball’s belated regular season due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Texas Rangers have returned to play while unveiling their brand new stadium at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX. But for at least six contractors that helped construct the $1.1 billion, 1.7 million-square-foot ballpark, lingering unpaid work claims worth millions are still attached to the property. Subcontractors hired to work on the stadium construction project are owed over $26M…
Foreclosing a mechanics lien claim is the last, and often unnecessary step in the mechanics lien process. But when push comes to shove, it may be time to get the courts involved. There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding if you should enforce your claim, one of which is whether attorney fees are available or not. Florida mechanics lien laws do allow the courts to award attorney fees to the prevailing…
Complying with notice requirements is essential to maintaining your rights to payment on a construction project. This is true not only for mechanics lien and payment bond rights, but also any other rights to payment under your construction contract. These will be explicitly outlined in the terms of your contract, and they should be followed as close as possible. Failure to do so could spell disaster, as it did for a certain Alaska contractor.…
As major Las Vegas construction projects, including the new Raiders stadium and the MSG Sphere entertainment venue, have garnered headlines for unpaid construction work claims, there is another, albeit more modest addition to the list in the Lave Om apartments. The general contractor and subcontractors hired to construct the 18-unit, three-story apartment complex in downtown Las Vegas have placed $2.24M in mechanics lien claims on the property since at least June 17, 2020. A…
DR Horton (NYSE: DHI) continues to stake their claim as the nations largest homebuilder, reporting a 33% increase in their profit margin during the pandemic. Against the backdrop of these gains, DR Horton had 126 new mechanics lien claims placed on properties across Florida in June 2020. DR Horton has experienced steady growth during the first half of 2020, during which they boosted their profit margin by 33%. The homebuilding giant reported 3rd quarter…
The building industry has already gone through a number of changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, though the effects have largely been limited to operations. Many construction companies shifted office staff to work from home, and jobsite practices are under increased scrutiny around health and safety measures. But how is COVID-19 likely to change the building industry in the years to come? Looking back at how buildings changed after the 1918 influenza pandemic could teach…
Often it takes a tremendous amount of time to get an unfair law changed. But when the entire construction industry in Georgia needed to have an immediate change to the laws, everyone came together to move mountains and get the task done. As you will see, despite the hurdles associated with COVID-19, the 2020 Georgia legislature revised Georgia’s Mechanics Lien Laws to protect the contract claims of contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers. Why Georgia’s lien…
On July 8, Texas building supplier MB Building Materials, Ltd. filed 10 liens on real estate developer Storybuilt (formerly PSW Real Estate) for unpaid delivery of construction materials for separate units of its San Antonio condominium project, Luma.  Storybuilt: Luma Condominiums and Lien Claims  Storybuilt filed its Condominium Declaration for Luma Condominiums in April 2019, establishing its documentation in the Official Public Records of Bexar County, Texas and its status as a condominium project. The…
Even as their San Francisco Oceanwide Center project is dealing with millions of dollars in unpaid construction work claims, developer Oceanwide Holdings is fighting the same battle in Los Angeles at the Oceanwide Plaza project. The unpaid amounts on the L.A. project total nearly a quarter of the project’s $1 billion value. The general contractor, Lendlease Construction, hired to work on the 2 million-square-foot mixed-use Oceanwide Plaza under construction in downtown Los Angeles has…
At least six mechanics lien claims worth $1.3 have been placed on Pinecrest Academy Space Coast in Viera, Florida, a new charter school expected to officially open in the fall of 2020. The property owner, School Property Development Brevard, LLC, is subject to six liens from five different contractors as of August 3, 2020. Pinecrest Academy Space Coast’s 42,000 square-foot new charter school broke ground back in February 2020, and it is situated…