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On April 12, 2019, the Iowa Supreme Court affirmed a lower court ruling which held that, inter alia, the Iowa mechanic’s lien statute would not permit the attachment of mechanic’s liens to the property of a lessor in connection with a contract to supply materials and labor to a lessee.
This case arises out of the alleged defective construction of a condominium complex in North Carolina. In 2009, the developer on the project filed suit for the alleged construction defects. This related coverage lawsuit then ensued between the parties’ insurers regarding a duty to defend the general contractor.
On March 1, 2019, the Supreme Court of New York, Albany County, granted a subcontractor’s motion for summary judgment on a payment dispute involving a “pay-when-paid” contract provision.
Defendant Plank, LLC (“Contractor”) entered into a construction contract with Dutch Village, LLC (“Owner”) to act as the general contractor for the construction of four apartment buildings (“Project”). Thereafter, Contractor entered into a subcontract with Plaintiff A.E. Rosen Electrical, Inc. (“Subcontractor”) for electrical work on the Project. After nine months of work on the Project, a payment dispute arose between the Owner and Contractor. At that time, Contractor directed the Subcontractor to cease work on the Project.