You should immediately consider filing a mechanic's lien to protect your rights as the time to file a mechanics' lien is relatively short. Mechanic's liens allow a contractor, subcontractor or material supplier to put a prejudgment lien on real property on which the work was performed and if the owner/tenant who requested the work wants to take off the lien, they need to post a bond for 150% of the amount claimed. For more information on a Mechanic's lien go to:
In addition, you should review your contract and notify the post-production facility if they are in default under the contract. There may be procedural issues you will need to address before filing the lien and/or filing suit to preserve your rights to recover attorney's fees, if you prevail.
These areas are complex and you should probably consult a lawyer for assistance ASAP. Many lawyers will provide a free consultation.
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