Altior Law attorney Jennifer Grieco recently received a $350,000 arbitration award, plus attorney fees, in a construction-lien dispute on behalf of the firm’s property-owner client. The arbitration arose from a construction dispute concerning the installation of an industrial roof in 2018. Following installation of the roof, the general contractor claimed the property owner owed nearly $643,000 for construction labor and supplies. The property owner denied any indebtedness to the general contractor, and identified numerous issues with workmanship and ongoing leaking throughout the industrial building. The contractor then filed a construction lien on the property and filed suit for damages and to foreclose. Altior Law, on behalf of its property-owner client, filed a counterclaim for damages and to invalidate the lien.
After seven days of testimony, the arbitration panel awarded the general contractor nothing and awarded Altior Law’s property-owner client $350,000 in damages. The panel further found the construction lien to be invalid and vexatious and awarded the property owner its attorney fees in accordance with MCL 570.1118(2).
Altior Law congratulates Jennifer on her hard-earned win on behalf of the firm’s client.