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• A Florida state appeals court ruled that a church was not liable on a mechanic's lien filed by a company that supplied materials to a subcontractor working on a church construction project. The supplier filed the lien against the church's property when it was not paid for materials that it supplied. The court ruled that the church was exempt from any mechanic's lien arising out of the construction project since the general contractor (pursuant to the construction contract) had obtained a "payment bond" in favor of the church from a bond company that insured payment of all subcontractors and material suppliers on the job. Under Florida law, a payment bond exempts a property owner from liens of subcontractors and material suppliers, who must proceed directly against the bond company for payment. This case illustrates a very important point—churches may be liable for "double payment" ...

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  • September 3, 1990

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