Current as of: 2011
The owner of any structure built, repaired or altered by any contractor who has contracted to build, erect, alter or repair the same and furnish the materials therefor may, in case any liens are entered under this chapter upon the structure, upon any claim for materials which by the terms of his contract the contractor was bound to furnish, by any person or persons other than such contractor, retain and withhold from such contractor so much of the moneys to be paid to him in pursuance of the contract made with such contractor as may be necessary to liquidate and discharge such liens; and, in case judgment is recovered by such lien creditors, the owner may apply the moneys or such part thereof as may be necessary to satisfy the judgment to the payment and satisfaction thereof. Such payment shall be considered and treated as a payment pro tanto to the contractor towards the moneys provided to be paid by the contractor.
Questions & Answers: Mechanics Liens
Current as of: 2010
It is the duty of the department of transportation, by correspondence, conventions, or otherwise, to confer with such departments of other states and the interstate commerce commission, and such persons from states which have no railroad commission, as the governors of such states may appoint, for the purpose of agreeing, if practicable, upon a draft of statutes to be submitted to the legislature of each state, which shall secure uniform control of transportation in the several states, and from one (1) state into or through another state, as will best subserve the interest of trade and commerce of the whole country; and the department of transportation shall include in its annual report to the governor an abstract of the proceedings of any such conference or convention.
[Acts 1897, ch. 10, § 29; Shan., § 3059a66; Code 1932, § 5442; T.C.A. (orig. ed.), § 65-303; Acts 1995, ch. 305, § 10.]
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