Author Archives: Kathyrn Pettit

Mandatory Online Database and Lien Notice Procedures in Pennsylvania

Mandatory Online Database and Lien Notice Procedures in Pennsylvania

In October of 2014, the Pennsylvania Mechanics Lien Law was changed by amendment.  One of the more critical changes to the lien law mandated by this amendment is the creation of an internet based Pennsylvania State Construction Notice Directory.  This law became effective as of December 31, 2016. Beginning in 2017,  on all construction projects

Expansion of Architect Liability to Remote Purchasers

Expansion of Architect Liability to Remote Purchasers

A case from the highest authority on the left coast has many architects and engineers scrambling to find coverage for potentially calamitous professional liability claims never before anticipated. The California Supreme Court recently found that a principal architect owes a duty of care to subsequent condominium purchasers in Beacon Residential Community Association v. Skidmore, Owings