We provided a service to a client and he didn't get everything he ask because a lot of info on his side was missing. He paid us a $5000 Consultant fee.. Which We have agreed to pay him back a refund in June.. once our funds from another project come in.. He has now sent me an email stating the COURTS ( He is Mississippi and WE are in Texas) will allow him to place a $253,000 lien against our business. We only owe him a refund of $5000 how is the hell is able to place a 253,000 lien against our business. ?
Even without reviewing the paperwork you signed or figuring out the choice of law issues, it is doubtful that a Mississippi court could place a lien on a Texas business on the posted facts. The notion that it could raises serious US Constitutional issues that trump the relevant state laws of procedure. Just refund the money in June as promised and I would be surprised if you hear about the lien again.
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Choice of law question, where contract arose, terms, non refundable retainer, etc. I dont see how you could get tat over a 5k issues without adjudication but I am not licensed in Miss.
To do so without legal justification would raise serious questions in my mind.
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