I'll make this as brief as possible: Months after we hired a contractor, we discovered that they're very shady -- they've changed their business name multiple times to distance themselves from bad reviews, they've acquired new licenses from other RMOs after their old ones have been revoked, etc. We ultimately fired them after the contractor lied to our faces about his identity. We were simply in the blueprint phase and have paid just less than 8,000 dollars, but have never received blueprints. We recently made a bond claim to recover some of our money. In response, they've threatened that they "will have no choice but to record a mechanic’s lien on the property and initiate a lawsuit for foreclosure on said mechanic’s lien" unless we drop the claim. This seems to me to be a bullying tactic (and they've used this before on other Yelp reviewers under a different company name), but it has given me pause -- I'm not sure I want to risk legal fees trying to waive the lien. Do they have any burden of proof in recording the lien at all?