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File A Lien Or Go To Small Claims Court?

Scouring the Internet one night I came across this article from Remodeling magazine published in 2010: Lien Times: Use Liens Sparingly and Carefully.  Warning that “the lien conversation throws the relationship into chaos,” the author advises contractors to think long and hard before filing a mechanics lien, and then recommends a small claims court suit instead: A […]

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Can California Mechanic Liens Be Enforced In Small Claims Court?

The answer:  No. It doesn’t matter whether your mechanics lien claim is for just $300, the small claims courts in California (and most everywhere else) simply do not have the jurisdiction to enforce mechanic lien claims. This fact is unfortunate for a lot of California mechanics lien claimants, because the costs of proceeding in Superior Court can […]

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