Division III of the Washington Court of Appeals recently clarified a significant gray area in the construction lien statute in Inland Empire Dry Wall Supply Co. v. Western Surety Co. Specifically, the court weighed in on who a lien claimant must sue in a foreclosure action against a surety who provided a lien release bond.
In Inland Empire Dry Wall Supply, Inland entered into a contract with Eastern Washington Drywall & Paint to supply certain drywall materials for a construction project. Eastern was a subcontractor to Fowler General Construction.
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