Superior Court Reiterates – No Prejudgment Interest on Mechanic’s Liens in Pennsylvania

April 29, 2010
John A. Livingood, Jr.

On April 23, 2010, the Pennsylvania Superior Court confirmed that there is no prejudgment interest available as part of a mechanic’s lien claim in Brubacher Excavating, Inc. v. Commerce Bank/Harrisburg, N.A. 2010 Pa. Super. 67 (2010).  The Court reiterated that interest is only available at the statutory rate of 6% from the date judgment is entered on mechanic’s lien.  In addition, the Brubacher Court clarified the application of pre-construction lien waivers created before 2006 amendments to the mechanic’s lien law when the work and subcontracts were created after the effective date of the law.

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