Can the business I owe money to for repairs to my truck place a lien if they did not do the work?
09/11/2007 - Category:Automobiles - Mechanics Lien - State: MD #8630
I leased a truck to a driver. The driver went to work for a bulk carrier as an independent contractor. The carrier and driver signed an agreement whereby the driver would reimburse the carrier for any monies spent by the carrier for repairs made to the truck. So, the carrier contracts with a repair shop to work on the truck. The work is done and the carrier pays the repair shop. The driver fails to reimburse the carrier, and the carrier puts a lien on the truck. (my truck ) I know that the repair shop can put a lien on the truck for unpaid repairs, but that's not what happened here. Here, the repair shop was paid. But the carrier was not re-imbursed by the driver. The carrier did not perform any actual repairs. - Can the carrier put a lien on the vehicle? Or must the carrier sue the driver to get their money from him?
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09/11/2007 - Category: Mechanics Lien - State: MD #8630
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