I terminated a contract
with a general contractor for not pulling permits, not using licensed workers, and using materials from other projects, these were all just cause for termination without any further payment per the contract. He was already paid 24k 2/3 of the total cost and has now filed a mechanics lien for the remaining balance including additional amounts he has added on and not provided receipts for nor did I sign a change order for. His lien states he was paid $0 and the total amount due is the final 1/3 of the original contract plus his added undocumented costs. Trying to see the best way to handle having this lien removed. I am the tenant leasing a commercial space. He filed the lien against me personally (although the contract was with a corporation) as well as with the owner of the space although he never entered into a contract with them.
JA: Is there any reason to believe the termination to be retaliation, or based on race, religion, gender, national origin, being age 40 or older, or disability?
Customer: it is retaliation. He has repeatedly contacted me and I have documentation trying to get me to allow him to finish the job, if I give him more money
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Not by me just received the lien two days ago
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: No that is the summary