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Can a project owner sue a contractor for slander of title on the basis that the contractor's mechanic's lien lacks merit? The answer is no

Project owners facing mechanic's lien claims they believe lack merit will often threaten to retaliate with a slander of title action against the claimant. But the law generally does not allow a slander claim against a lien claimant, even if the claim lacks merit. In a recent appeals court case a project owner sought to have the court create a lack of merit exception to this rule. The court refused to do so, instead confirming that even unmeritorious lien claims are privileged acts and not subject to a slander claim.

Learn more about this recent case and this issue generally by reading our article on the subject at our website, here.

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