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Construction Blog
June 17, 2020

Safety Tips for Construction Participants During COVID-19

As states reopen and begin to see an increase in positive COVID-19 cases, it’s important to maintain and reinforce some simple polices construction participants can implement to keep construction and infrastructure projects moving forward.  In the construction industry, where workers may work hand-in-hand and share the same equipment and tools,  project owners and employers should emphasize the need to implement and follow simple protocols that will increase jobsite safety and limit the spread of COVID-19.

Construction Blog
March 21, 2018

Important Ruling on Mechanic’s Lien Deadline

On December 5, 2017, the Missouri Court of Appeals clarified a long-standing question as to when a mechanic’s lien action ‘commences’ pursuant to Missouri Revised Statutes § 429.170, which requires a lien claimant to file a petition to enforce its lien within six months of filing its lien claim. In Bray v.Sexton, et al., Cause No. ED105372, the court addressed whether a claimant commences a mechanic’s lien action upon the filing of a petition, or whether a claimant must file a petition and also have a summons issued.