Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules that a Defective Mechanics’ Lien May Be Challenged at Any Time

In Pennsylvania, as in many states, contractors and subcontractors have a powerful tool if they are not paid for construction, alteration or repair work that they conduct on real property of another.  In addition to filing a lawsuit,…

April 1, 2021 In Business Law, Business Litigation

A Commercial Lease Will Be Enforced By the Court, Even in a Pandemic – Just Ask Cole Haan

In 1600 Walnut Corporation v. Cole Haan Company Store, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania recently determined that well-drafted lease language can easily defeat a commercial tenant’s argument that it does not have…

December 18, 2020 In Business Law, Business Litigation

Confession of Judgment – Be Careful When Giving Up Your Right to Due Process

Does your proposed or existing commercial lease or other commercial contract contain a confession of judgment clause (sometimes also known as a cognovit provision)?  If so, you should read this so that you understand your rights and the…