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Calif. App. Court (1st Dist) Holds Intent of Parties Determines Priority of Simultaneous Lien Recordings
  • Maurice Wutscher LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2018

The Court of Appeal of California, First District, recently concluded that if two deeds of trust are submitted at the same time for recording, the

Third Strike for Ontario Construction Lien Act Deemed Trust in Bankruptcy
  • Aird & Berlis LLP | Aird & McBurney LP
  • Canada
  • February 9 2018

In a January 31, 2018 decision from the bench in the matter of Royal Bank of Canada v. A-1 Asphalt Maintenance Ltd. (Court File No. CV-14-10784-00CL

Summary of Amendments to Construction Lien Act
  • Dickinson Wright
  • Canada
  • January 30 2018

In December 2017, the Ontario Legislature passed the Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017 (the "Act"). The Act introduces significant changes to

A Promise to Pay Doesn’t Extend Lien Deadlines
  • Commonsense Construction Law LLC
  • USA
  • January 24 2018

Mechanic’s lien rights arise from the laws of each state; there is no common-law right to unilaterally lien someone else’s property. As such

Encore on Enforceability of Defective Liens
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • January 15 2018

Our November 2017 article entitled "MT November 2017 Case Summaries" highlighted Norson Construction Ltd. v Clear Skies Heating & Air Conditioning

’Tis the Season to Answer Employer Shared Responsibility Payment Letters From the IRS
  • Ogletree Deakins
  • USA
  • December 20 2017

The deadline to respond is nearing for employers that received the first wave of Letter 226J mailings proposing to assess them with Employer Shared

Important Change in Ontario Law Regarding Construction Liens
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • December 20 2017

The Construction Lien Amendment Act, 2017, also known as Bill 142, received Royal Assent on December 12, 2017. Bill 142 introduces significant

Restructuring and insolvency: The position of creditors in the USA
  • Shearman & Sterling LLP
  • USA, Global
  • December 15 2017

A structured guide to the position of creditors in relation to restructuring and insolvency in the USA

Bill 142 Royal Assent - Proclamation coming in 2018
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • December 14 2017

The holidays have come early with a little gift from the Attorney General. On December 12, 2017, Bill 142, the Construction Lien Act Amendment Act

Brian Glasgow v ELS Law: Court holds insurers are not entitled to a lien for unpaid premium due from insolvent insured
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 12 2017

An insolvent company obtained damages in a professional negligence claim against its solicitors. That claim had been pursued with the benefit of