No Mechanic’s Lien Rights for Providers of Geotechnical and Construction Observation Services in DelawareOn May 15, 2020, in Geo-technology Associates Inc. v. Capital Station Dover, LLC, the Delaware Supreme Court dismissed an action to enforce a mechanic’s lien because the geotechnical and construction observation services provided by the plaintiff were not covered by Delaware’s mechanic’s lien statute. Per the court, mechanic’s lien rights are available in Delaware

In Alabama, Not All Debts Are Created EqualAlabama’s materialman’s lien statute (specifically, Ala. Code § 35-11-211) was intended to provide construction lenders priority over materialmen as to debts relating to construction projects, and this intent was recently confirmed by the Alabama Supreme Court (GHB Construction and Development Co., Inc. v. West Alabama Bank and Trust, 2019 WL 1416893 (Ala. 2019)).

Lien on Me (When Your Priority’s Gone)Imagine this scenario. You are the developer for a new mixed-used facility. Months went into clearing all of the zoning and financing hurdles, but now everything is in place. All that remains is for the lender to finish the loan paperwork and record a security deed. However, upon visiting the site, you notice that materials