Pa. High Court To Mull Union Trustees As Subcontractors

Law360, Philadelphia (November 29, 2012, 4:27 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Wednesday it would hear arguments over whether the state’s mechanics’ lien law allows trustees of union benefit funds to bring claims for nonpayment as subcontractors against employers and owners.

The justices will consider whether the Pennsylvania Superior Court erred in a January en banc decision that the mechanics’ lien law should be liberally construed to count unions and benefit fund trustees as subcontractors based on collective bargaining agreements with their employers, thus giving them standing to pursue claims for nonpayment under...
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