Lack Of Contract Doesn't Trump Lien Claims, Pa. Court Says

Law360, Philadelphia (May 10, 2013, 5:56 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Friday that a contractor did not need to have a valid contract under the state's Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act in order to pursue a mechanics' lien claim against a couple in Washington County.

In a precedential decision, a three-judge Superior Court panel ruled that the HICPA could not be used to limit the ability of a West Virginia-based contractor from pursuing a claim under the so-called quantum meruit doctrine, an equitable common law remedy for unjust enrichment, because the company...
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