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Lien Priority: Not Always Just a Matter of Filing

Non-payment can place contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in a precarious cash-flow situation.  On most jobs, they outlay their capital and hard work in advance of payment by the owner.  They rely on the owner to pay the correct amount at the time provided in the agreement.  When private owners fail to pay, contractors, subcontractors, and some suppliers can generally resort to filing liens to encourage payment.  As one case illustrates, liens do not always provide adequate security of payment. Read More »Lien Priority: Not Always Just a Matter of Filing