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Ephemeral Lien

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When is an otherwise valid lien not a lien? This question was answered in Winnen Construction Group Conditioning v. Oxford MRC Ltd., a 2002 decision of the construction lien Master of the Superior Court of Justice. We have previously warned against contractor complacency (see newsletter of March 1996). Construction liens do not necessarily give the security that many feel they give and are no substitute for good credit granting practices.

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