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Challenging Validity of Mechanic's Liens in Kansas
The Kansas Court of Appeals in In re A Purported Lien Against Prop. of Dist. at City Ctr., LLC, 2020 Kan. App. LEXIS 13 (Ct. App. Feb. 28, 2020) reversed the district court in an interesting case regarding an allegedly fraudulent mechanic’s lien.
This case began with a recognizable fact pattern where a construction company was contracted to build a mixed-use development. The contractor then hired a subcontractor to supply steel and labor. As is often the case, change orders began to be submitted and approved resulting in a total that exceeded the original contract terms.