Construction Law Update: Iowa Supreme Court Grants Further Review in Standard Water


In what has become a closely watched case in the real estate and construction fields, the Iowa Supreme Court has granted further review of a recent decision of the Iowa Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeal’s decision affirmed the finding that the homestead right could be a defense to certain aspects of a mechanic’s lien claim. However, the Court of Appeal’s determined that the defense had not been waived and reversed the decision of the district court. Per the attached order, oral argument will be granted but has not yet been scheduled.

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