Brooklyn, NY asked in Civil Litigation, Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for Pennsylvania

Q: Which PA laws mirrow these laws in Georgia OCGA § 44-14-162.2 (a) , OCGA 16-8-102 (5) , OCGA 16-8-105 (a) & (b)

I would like to know which laws in Pennsylvania mirror the following laws as listed in the question from the state of Georgia.

OCGA § 44-14-162.2 (a) ,

OCGA 16-8-102 (5) ,

OCGA 16-8-105 (a) & (b).

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Peter J. Weinman
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A: I'm not licensed in either state, but I like a puzzle/challenge as much as the next guy:

OCGA § 44-14-162.2 (a) relates to Mechanic's and Materialman's Liens in Georgia, which requires a notice to be sent to a contractor or property owner before filing a lien claim for unpaid work or materials. Pennsylvania has a similar set of laws known as the Mechanics' Lien Law of 1963 (49 P.S. §§ 1101-1902), which also provides protections for contractors and subcontractors who have not been paid for their work or materials.

OCGA 16-8-102 (5) is part of Georgia's Theft Law and pertains to definitions involved in motor vehicle theft. In Pennsylvania, laws related to vehicle theft can be found in the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, Title 18 (Crimes and Offenses), Chapter 39 (Theft and Related Offenses).

OCGA 16-8-105 (a) & (b) are also part of Georgia's Theft Law, focusing on bringing stolen property into the state and the punishments. Similar laws in Pennsylvania can be found in Title 18 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, specifically under the section on Receiving Stolen Property (18 Pa.C.S. § 3925).

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