Sudan Drillings Inc. v. AnackerAnnotate this Case
Sudan Drilling, Inc. filed a complaint against Glen and Clarice Anacker seeking to foreclose on a construction lien. The district court granted summary judgment for the Anackers and directed the county clerk and recorder to remove Sudan’s lien from the public record. The Anackers recorded the judgment with the clerk and record’s office. The Supreme Court reversed and remanded, holding that genuine issues of material fact precluded summary judgment. On remand, the Anackers filed a motion for summary judgment, arguing that the lien was unenforceable because the recording of the district court’s prior judgment effectively discharged and released the lien, even though the Supreme Court reversed the judgment on appeal. The district court once again granted summary judgment for the Anackers. The Supreme Court reversed, holding that the recording of the previous judgment did not discharge Sudan’s construction lien or render Sudan’s claims moot.