On October 28, 2021, Rubin & Levin Partner Josh Casselman presented oral argument to the Indiana Supreme Court in the matter of Service Steel Warehouse Company, L.P. v. United States Steel Corporation, 21S-CC-00408.
The Lake Superior Court entered summary judgment for U.S. Steel on Service Steel Warehouse’s claim to foreclose on a mechanic’s lien. The Court of Appeals reversed, holding Indiana’s Mechanic’s Lien Statute does not require on-site labor for subcontractor status, and that “[t]he essential feature making one a subcontractor, rather than a material supplier, is the performance of a definite and substantial portion of the project’s prime contract.” Serv. Steel Warehouse Co., L.P. v. U.S. Steel Corp., 171 N.E.3d 115, 118 (Ind. Ct. App. 2021), vacated.
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