A nonprofit organization dedicated to developing affordable housing in Minnesota is defending against claims of breach of contract, foreclosure of a mechanics lien, unjust enrichment, misrepresentation and tortious interference brought by a construction company. FaegreBD is representing the nonprofit in the lawsuit.
The nonprofit obtained financing for and begun the construction of an affordable housing project in Minneapolis. The construction company alleged that it is entitled to over $900,000 in fees for assistance it alleges to have provided in the preconstruction development of the project. The nonprofit has denied that it owes the construction company anything. The nonprofit has also asserted a slander of title counterclaim against the company for malicious and wrongful inclusion of the $900,000 of fees in the sum of the mechanics lien that it filed against the project’s property.