Category: Construction Law

Changes to The Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act (“CAPSA”) Are Coming, Effective November 18, 2018

The Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act 73 P.S. §501, et seq. (“CASPA”) is a means to ensure that contractors and/or subcontractors who make improvements to real property are paid in a timely manner, whether under the terms of a contract or under statute.  CASPA allows for interest, penalties, attorneys’ fees and expenses.  Originally enacted [..]

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Mechanics’ Lien Law Update

The Pennsylvania Superior Court recently issued an opinion concerning necessary parties to a mechanics’ lien claim in Schell v. Murphy, 2016 PA Super 302 (December 23, 2016).  A Mechanics’ Lien is a statutory remedy developed by the legislature that grants protections to contractors that were not available to them under the common law.  This holding [..]

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules that Owners, not their Agents, are liable for payments to Contractors and Subcontractors under CASPA

Reported decisions regarding The Pennsylvania Contractor and Subcontractor Payment Act 73 P.S. §501, et seq. (“CASPA”) are rare.  CASPA is a means to ensure that contractors and/or subcontractors who make improvements to real property are paid in a timely manner, whether under the terms of a contract or under statute.  CASPA allows for interest, penalties, [..]

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