Monthly Archives: October 2014

New York Commercial Division Enacts New Rule to Promote More Efficient Privilege Logging

When responding to document requests or a subpoena duces tecum, litigants in New York traditionally have been faced with the onerous privilege log requirements set forth in Section 3122 of the New York Civil Practice Law and Rules.  Section 3122 … Continue reading

Posted in Discovery, Privilege

US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit Addresses Perfection of Mechanics Liens in Bankruptcy

Branch Banking & Trust Co. v. Construction Supervision Services Inc. (In re Construction Supervision Services Inc.), 753 F.3d 124 (4th Cir. 2014) Our sister publication, Bankruptcy-Real, recently discussed the unique issues relating to the perfection of mechanics liens after the … Continue reading

Posted in Liens

Proposed Changes to Pennsylvania Mechanics’ Lien Law Would Provide for Internet-Based Directory to Serve as a Standardized Statewide System for Filing Construction Notices

Pending House Bill 473 seeks to amend the current lien law by creating a centralized construction notices registry in Pennsylvania known as the State Construction Notices Directory (“Directory”), which would provide owners and general contractors with access to a database … Continue reading

Posted in Liens