Ins and outs of mechanic’s liens
Putting everything in writing, from scope to payment schedule, helps make expectations clear
Nails, not joist hangers, were used to attach joists on a deck that collapsed in North Carolina over the July 4th weekend, resulting in 26 people being injured. Although the deck probably was code-compliant when new, 30 years of exposure to salt air was too much for the fasteners that held it...
SawStop has filed legal complaints with a federal district court and the International Trade Commission against Bosch, seeking to block the introduction of Bosch's REAXX table saw later this year. SawStop says the new saw would infringe on its safety-feature patents.
A Tennessee woman is seeking $625,000 after suffering what she says are permanent injuries when a deck collapsed under her. She had gone to the house to look at a puppy and was standing on the deck at the front door when it gave way. She claims the homeowners are negligent.
Dave and Ann Hartwig had hoped their six-level deck would be a great place to relax. But after building the structure without required permits, and failing to make improvements requested by officials in Wausau, Wisc., they're looking at $240,000 in fines and the risk of jail.
It's not always possible to stay out of court when a job goes sour. But construction attorney Alex Barthet has some tips that should keep your stay in the courtroom very brief if it ever comes to that.
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