John Hein scores a victory on appeal for a national title insurance underwriter.

To collect losses paid by an insurer as a result of a builder’s mechanics lien claims, John Hein won the right on appeal to pursue collection against the individual owner of the company by piercing the corporate veil. The Trial Court awarded judgment but denied the Creditor’s Bill against the individual owner. John obtained a reversal in part from the Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern District. The Appellate Court allowed the insurer to pierce the corporate veil on remand and to pursue claims against the individual owner of the homebuilder corporation for negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent misrepresentation, negligent concealment, and fraudulent concealment, and to pursue its Creditor’s Bill.

The full opinion can be found here.