In re: Linear Electric — bankruptcy — affirmance — Roth
The Third Circuit today held that a supplier may not file a construction lien under New Jersey law when the contractor has filed for bankruptcy, because doing so would violate the Bankruptcy Code’s automatic-stay provision. Construction liens allow a supplier to collect a debt owed to the contractor by a property owner in order to recoup what the contractor owes to the supplier.
Joining Roth were Shwartz and Cowen. The case was decided without oral argument.