A 2019 article authored by Horn Williamson attorneys Peggy Underwood and Rachel E. Jeanes, discussed the difficulties with filing a Mechanics Lien against a natural gas transmission pipeline that traverses multiple Pennsylvania properties and counties. In this follow-up article, firm partners, Jennifer Horn and Matthew Dempsey discuss the complexities, challenges, and practical realities of filing a Mechanics Lien against a single improvement that traverses multiple Pennsylvania properties, as well as multiple properties of our sister states.

Pipeline Lien Background Recap

Two critical issues analyzed in our prior article impact the interstate lien claim analysis— whether the pipeline owner has a lienable interest, and whether a lien claim must be apportioned.