A friend of mine (honestly), lets say Jim, in Milwaukee hired D & G Xteriors, LLC to side their house. D & G Xteriors worked with Jim's insurance company and got the insurance company to issue a check to Jim. Jim paid D & G Xteriors with a contract that included a lien waiver. D & G Xteriors got his materials, $3,000 worth, from Richards Building Supply but never paid them. Richards Building Supply has now given notice to Jim that they intend to file a lien on Jim's home in 30 days.
What is Jim's remedy?
Jim likely does not know the lien laws and procedures for his state....he needs to learn them. If the lien is legal, Jim will have to pay it, then sue his contractor to get reimbursed.