Engineering firm’s lien rights affirmedBy Matthew HectorJanuary 2016LawPulse, Page 12The Illinois Supreme Court reversed the lower courts and affirmed an engineering firm's statutory lien rights under the Mechanics Lien Act.
The Right of Redemption in a Mechanics Lien ForeclosureBy Adam WhitemanJanuary 2016Article, Page 46When a property subject to only a mechanics lien is sold at a sheriff's sale, the law grants an owner six months after the sale to redeem. Note this when drafting final orders in a foreclosure case.
Contractor Enhancement Claims in Mechanics Lien Cases: A Smaller Sliver of Pie?By Larry N. WoodardJanuary 2012Article, Page 46The Mechanics Lien Act gives contractors priority over mortgagees to the extent their work "enhanced" the property's value, giving them another chance to recover when mortgaged real estate sells. This article looks at the legal and practical difficulties in proving enhancement.