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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