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The Project Owner is Bankrupt — Can You Still File a Mechanic’s Lien?

By on June 2, 2022

Many contractors in the region may be asking themselves this question right now.  Earlier this year, GT Real Estate Holdings, LLC, terminated its agreement with the City of Rock Hill for the construction of a new practice facility for the Carolina Panthers.  Construction on the project was already well underway.  Yesterday, GTRE filed a voluntary… Read more

Legal Implications of South Carolina’s Notice of Furnishing Labor or Materials

By on June 14, 2016

In an earlier post, I discussed the practical benefits afforded by the Notice of Furnishing Labor or Materials when sent to the general contractor (“GC”) by a subcontractor or supplier who is second-tier or below.  Today, we’ll take a look at the legal protections the Notice provides to those lower-tier contractors. First, it must be noted that South… Read more

Avoiding the Element of Surprise and the Notice of Furnishing Labor or Materials

By on June 8, 2016

Generally, no one benefits from surprises on a construction project.  A particular problem that often catches general contractors by surprise occurs when a lower-tier subcontractor or materials supplier (i.e., one who does not contract with the general contractor but instead has a contract with a subcontractor) suddenly appears claiming that an unpaid contract balance is… Read more

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