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Contractor suing to place mechanics and material man lien on my home. I believe contract is invalid and lien is invalid. I never received a invoice, receipts or explanation of where the money went. Contractor conspired with iowa colony police officer and chief to get me to pay. There is more. Workmanship was shoddy and contractor refused to correct the work stating that it was a defect in product and not his responsibility.

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Here are answer/counter claim forms

https://texaslawhelp.org/guided-form/civil-answer-and-information-sheet-guided-form

This puts all in dispute here.You can show by your testimony and pics about the work being shoddy other problems as well.

You can challenge the lack of receipts here ,etc as well.

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