Sometimes a great idea doesn”t work out. That has proven true with Washington”s frivolous lien statute, and now is the time to kill it and start over.
Twenty years ago the construction industry worked with the legislature to revamp Washington”s lien laws. As part of that effort they had a great idea: Create a simple way to spot frivolous or excessive construction liens, and give courts a quick way to get rid of them.
(To read John Riper”s entire article published in the Daily Journal of Commerce, please click here.)