Mechanic Lien Claims Don't Require Contract, Pa. Court Told

Law360, New York (January 8, 2014, 2:53 PM EST) -- A home improvement contractor told the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday that it should affirm a recent decision finding that the state’s Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act could not bar judges from levying common law remedies for unjust enrichment in mechanic's lien cases.

Shafer Electric & Construction Co. urged the justices to reject arguments from a pair of homeowners positing that the 2008 law prevented contractors from pursuing any mechanic's lien claims in the absence of a valid and enforceable contract between the parties written pursuant...
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