Mass. Gen. Laws c. 254

Court Order Extending Deadlines Due to COVID Did Not Apply to Mechanic’s Liens

After the onset of COVID-19, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court extended court deadlines in a series of four orders. Any deadline “set forth in statutes or court rules” falling between March 17 and June 20, 2020 was tolled, or extended, to… Read More
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A Promise to Pay Doesn’t Extend Lien Deadlines

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, compliance with statutory requirements and deadlines is paramount. Thus, when an owner promised to pay a… Read More
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