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Oklahoma Architect's Lien Rights Vanished Where Construction Never Materialized

Tuesday, November 01, 2011 08:00 am



Stillwater National Bank & Trust Co. v. Justin A. Cook, 2011 Okla. Civ. App. Lexis 65 (July 18, 2011)

In Oklahoma, an architect that provided $500,000 worth of its services before the project fell apart couldn't get paid under a mechanic's and materialman's lien.

PSA-Dewberry, Inc. (PSA) contracted to provide more than $1.4 million in engineering/architectural services for the construction of a shopping mall financed by Stillwater National Bank & Trust Co. (Stillwater). Before any construction could begin, the project developer defaulted on its bank loan. To secure payment for services already rendered, PSA filed a mechanic's and materialman's lien on the property. Stillwater responded by claiming PSA had no valid lien claim si [...]

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