In an action to enforce a mechanic’s lien, Missouri law requires that the mechanic’s lien include “a just and true account of the demand due . . . after all just credits [,]” and here the credits included credit for work not performed. In a recent case, the mechanic’s lien showed an omitted credit for work not performed which the Court found negated the element of having a just and true account and entered summary judgment accordingly. On appeal, the Court affirmed the summary judgment against the subcontractor for failing to include a just and true account of the amount due. Almat Builders and Remodeling, Inc. vs. Midwest Lodging, LLC, ED108784. The attorneys at Hein Schneider & Bond P.C. handle single claimant mechanic’s liens through multi-million dollar, multi-party mechanic’s lien suits on behalf of contractors on both residential and commercial projects.
“Just and True Account” Needed for Mechanic’s Lien