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Last Minute Lien Was Not Economic Duress Liens

Saturday, September 03, 2005 04:01 pm

Last Minute Lien Was Not Economic Duress Liens

The Wyoming Supreme Court has ruled that a contractor did not employ undue economic duress when it utilized a last minute lien which jeopardized the owner's sale of the property.

Portrait Homes, Inc. was the owner and builder of a residential property. Portrait contracted with Paul Vinluan to provide the labor and materials for the drywall work. Vinluan had an arrangement with Aspen Construction Co., Inc. and its principal Keith L. Dobson whereby Vinluan used Aspen's account at a building supply store to purchase materials for Vinluan's work.

Vinluan performed the drywall work and was paid in full by Portrait. Vinluan [...]

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