We could each write the script, four months
ago you delivered the promised materials and
provided the contracted services. "Payment
due within 90 days of receipt," read the contract
signed by the client. But now 120 days
have passed, and you haven't seen a penny.
You call the customer to request payment. If
he answers the call, he says, "Sorry, we're not
paying anyone this month." Or he claims the
state has its own version of the lien law.
The mechanic's lien provides you, the provider
of labor, materials or services, with a
lien—a legal claim on the property of another
for the satisfaction of a debt or the fulfillment
of a duty (thank