In their Construction Law column, John-Patrick Curran and Kenneth M. Block, members of Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt, write that an owner with a strong legal challenge to a mechanic's lien must be made aware that summary discharge is not always available and that, before incurring the cost of an unsuccessful petition, the owner must first properly characterize the nature of the lien's deficiencies in order to assess the proper procedure for seeking its removal.
Mechanisms for Challenging Mechanic's Liens
New York Law Journal
September 12, 2012
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