Contract Decides Time Bar On Mechanics' Liens: Pa. Court

Law360, Philadelphia (December 21, 2012, 5:12 PM EST) -- The statute of limitations on mechanics’ lien claims in Pennsylvania begins to run based on contractually agreed-upon dates, the state’s Superior Court ruled in a reported decision Wednesday, rejecting a contractor’s claim that he had completed work on a project after his official termination.

Affirming a decision by a Cumberland County trial court, a three-judge panel ruled that Neelu Enterprises Inc., which had been contracted to do work on a residential property, was bound by a December 2010 termination agreement in winding the clock on the...
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