Fight Liens...and WIN!

by Susan Colias (October 9, 2015)

Did you know there are tools that you can use (other than the Labor Code) to defend against liens? Business and Professions Codes, as well as Health & Safety Codes, provide defenses with regard to licensing for various entities.

Business and Professions Code §22450 states in part “...A professional photocopier shall be registered pursuant to this chapter by the county clerk of the county in which he or she resides or has his or her principal place of business, and in which he or she maintains a branch office."

If a photocopy company is not properly registered, they will be unable to collect on their lien. Make a demand for a photocopy company's proof of registration. If they can't provide it, this issue can be raised at trial.