Where a manager hired by an oil company to manage and expand its business filed a constriction-lien statement when he left the company and a subsequent lawsuit alleging claims that included breach of contract, fraud, promissory estoppel and unjust enrichment, the district court properly found that the manager was an employee, rather than an independent contractor, and the statute did not confer lien rights on employees, so the judgment is affirmed.
Judgment is affirmed.
Oil & Gas Transfer LLC v. Karr (MLW No. 73529/Case No. 18-1461 – 10 pages) (U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, Gruender, J.) Appealed from U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, Hovland, J. (Julia J. Nierengarten, Minneapolis, argued for appellant) (Asa K Burck, Fargo, North Dakota, argued for appellee).