Construction Services Group Alert: Superior Court of Pennsylvania Appears to Conclude that Notice of Intent to File a Mechanics’ Lien Claim Must Now Be Served by the Sheriff’s Office

It has been more than a dozen years since the Superior Court of Pennsylvania’s decision in Regency Investments, Inc. v. Inlander Ltd., 855 A.2d 75 (Pa. Super. 2004).  In that case, the court concluded “that service of a notice of filing of claim under Pennsylvania’s Mechanic’s Lien Law must be made ‘in person by the sheriff to the extent practicable.’”  Babich v. Buffalo Wild Wings, Slip. Op. No. 122 WDA 2016 (Pa. Super. Jan. 18, 2017) at p. 5, quoting, Regency Investments, 855 A.2d at 78. Focusing on that language, the Superior Court in Babich, through an opinion crafted by … Read More