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And the money keeps rolling out in fraud directions By Timothy P. Atchison Real Estate Law, June 2001 Incidents of fraud, forgery and identity theft continue to plague the real estate industry and, if anything, are increasing.
Appellate court decision hands “Sword of Damocles” to contractor in mechanic lien disputes: Krzyminski v. Dziadkowiec, 296 Ill. App. 3d 710, 695 N.E. 2d 1275, 231 Ill. Dec. 156 (1st Dist. 1998), cert. denied 179 Ill. 2d 586 (Ill. Oct. 6, 1998) By Timothy P. Atchison Real Estate Law, February 1999 In an opinion handed down May 18, 1998, the First District Appellate Court ruled that section 34 of the Mechanics Lien Act (the Act) provides no right to property owners threatened by inchoate mechanic lien rights of contractors until such time as the lien is perfected by the filing of the lien within the time frames specified in the statute.

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