A laborer furnished by an unlicensed contractor is taking the property owner to small claims court for unpaid wages. He's suing labor and materials costs for interior paint work. Unlicensed contractor portrayed he was licensed during the renovation and was uncovered he was unlicensed at end of job. 5 months after job completion, the contractor is now licensed, but laborer is still suing the property owner to collect payment for labor and materials. What can the property owner do?