On October 23, 2017, we obtained a directed verdict in favor of a grandmother in a suit filed by her grandson in the St. Louis County Circuit Court, Associate Division. The grandson claimed that he entered into a verbal agreement with his grandmother to pay taxes on her residential property, perform renovations, and pay others to perform renovations. He claimed that he paid these amounts and was therefore entitled to a lien. After plaintiff's evidence we moved for a directed verdict, which was granted by the court. The plaintiff's/grandson's claims were denied and our client was able to keep ownership of her house, free of any liens. For more information please see Goodwin v. Spangler, Case No. 17SL-AC16624.