In This Issue:

- Mississippi Legislature Expands State’s Lien Law to Protect Subcontractors, Suppliers, and Materialmen

- The Alabama Supreme Court Broadens the Definition of “Occurrence” in a General Contractor’s Commercial General Liability Policy in Owners Insurance Company v. Jim Carr Homebuilder, LLC

- Alabama Adopts PLA Reform

- My Non-Compete, Your Salary: Words of Caution for Business Owners and Employees

- So, Are You REALLY Compliant With HIPAA?

- Federal Government Expands Enforcement of Immigration Laws Through Site Inspections and Employee Interviews

- FIRM NEWS

- Regional Headlines

- National Headlines

- Excerpt from Mississippi Legislature Expands State’s Lien Law to Protect Subcontractors, Suppliers, and Materialmen:

In the wake of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals’ long-awaited ruling in Noatex Corp v. King Construction of Houston, LLC, Case No. 12-60385 (5th Cir. Oct. 10, 2013), which struck down Mississippi's now-repealed Stop-Notice statute as unconstitutional, the State legislature has revamped and expanded lien rights on construction projects.

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