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New Mechanic's Lien Revived Claim Under Expired Lien Liens

Sunday, March 02, 2003 12:46 pm


A Washington court has ruled that a subcontractor could include the amount of an earlier, expired mechanic's lien when it asserted a timely new lien. The successive lien revived the claim for the amount included in the expired lien.

Pirfil Cam was developing a resort facility in Skamania County, Washington. Cam Construction, Inc. served as the general contractor. Cam subcontracted installation of a geothermal heating system to Total Energy Concepts, Inc. (TECI). TECI assigned the subcontract to Geo Exchange Systems, LLC.

Geo Exchange filed a mechanic's lien on the project claiming it was owed $998,500. Under the Washington mechanic's lien statute, a lien cla [...]

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