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12.17.2013   |   Articles / Publications

Burr Alert: Alabama Court of Appeals Reiterates the Strict Requirements for Filing a Proper Materialman Lien

In a recent Alabama Civil Circuit Court of Appeals decision, the Court of Appeals highlighted the notice provision required to assert a materialman lien against the owner of a project. Specifically, the Court of Appeals noted that a contractor or subcontractor, providing supplies for a project, must give written notice to the owner of its services, including the price term, prior to furnishing the supplies to the project. Failure to give this notice to the owner prior to providing the supplies for the project, will render the materialman lien defective and unenforceable.


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