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If a customer bought some stain and you stained their steps and you told them in a text message prior to and verbally that you could not be responsible for the color or how it turned out and then they would not pay you for that reason is that strong enough grounds to win the judgement on me lean

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The customer bought the wood and had the stain mixed and I told them in writing that I could not be responsible for how the wood took the stain color and now that they don't like it I redid it again for him and told him the same thing and they are refusing to pay me the balance of my money and when I give me a chance to even try to correct it again or them which I don't feel that I should have two what is my chances of winning the

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Jun 20, 2018
I'm sorry to hear about that situation. While it can be hard to know how a court would rule on a potential lien enforcement action or the challenging of a lien, it's worth noting that mechanics liens rarely make it to a courtroom. Rather, the strong majority of lien claims are resolved prior to legal action becoming necessary. Anyway, when work has been provided and gone unpaid, as long as all other requirements for a lien have been met, typically a claim may be filed. Specifically, claimants can file a mechanics lien even when worksmanship is in dispute. While a dispute over workmanship can complicate things, a mechanics lien is actually a strong remedy when such a disagreement is present. If the lien claim does end up making it into a full blown legal action, even still, proving that workmanship was not up to par can be a really tough task - and doing so could entail pretty great expense. We cover that topic in depth here: Can I File A Lien If My Workmanship Is In Dispute?
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