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Changes to California’s Mechanics Lien Law and Release and Waiver Forms (Eff. 7/1/2012)

Significant Changes to California’s Mechanics Lien Law and Release and Waiver Forms. Guy W. Bluff, Esq. (02-Jun-2012) Effective July 1, 2012 all of the existing statutes governing mechanics liens, stop notices and payment bonds inCaliforniawill be repealed and replaced by

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Mechanic Liens – Scope of Lien; 20 Day Preliminary Notices; Completion Date; Lis Pendens– Fagerlie v. Markham Contracting (31-May-2011)

Guy W. Bluff, Esq. 29-Oct-2011 In the case of Fagerlie v. Markham Contracting Co, (1 CA-CV-10-0051, 31-May-2011), Division 1 of the Arizona Court of Appeals held that (1) Markham could claim a lien on the lots for work done at

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Mechanic Liens – 20 Day Preliminary Notice Requirements – Allstate Utility v. Towne Bank (CA1, Ariz 25-Oct-2011)

Guy W. Bluff, Esq. 28-Oct-2011 In the case of Allstate Utility Construction, LLC v. Towne Bank of Arizona (1 CA-CV-10-0556; 0747, 25-Oct-2011), Division 1 of the Arizona Court of Appeals finally addressed several issues relating to alleged defect with the

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