General contractor held accountable for not paying for pre-engineered building
ST. LOUIS, December 11, 2020 – In a recent case in Newtown County, attorney Chris Kellett was able to settle a mechanic’s lien case out of court and obtain full payment for his client prior to the hearing on their summary judgement motion.
The case involved a dispute between a client that manufactures pre-engineered metal buildings and a general contractor who was hired to build a commercial facility for a property owner. The contractor refused to pay for the pre-engineered building it had purchased, so the Carmody MacDonald team put a mechanic’s lien on the property and filed suit for breach of contract against the contractor and to enforce the mechanic’s lien against the property owner. They also filed a motion for summary judgment. As a result, the contractor paid the entire amount due, which was hundreds of thousands of dollars, plus interest to the building manufacturer shortly after.
According to attorney Chris Kellett, “Our client was extremely satisfied that Carmody MacDonald was able to settle the case out of court and secure the entire payment due in a timely manner.”
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