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The Subcontractor and Construction Project Bidding

The Court of Special Appeals of Maryland recently affirmed a few understood yet not entirely verified rules of law relating to the establishment and enforcement of mechanic’s liens brought by laborers of a subcontractor. Aside from drawing what is now a bright-line interpretation of Maryland’s mechanic’s lien statute on this issue, the Court may have inadvertently sent the art of construction bid preparation into a tail-spin.