Legal Question in Civil Litigation in California

How do I file a lien against a business which owes me over $30,000? The person is a principal of a bail bonds business in Los Angeles. Am I able to collect principle and interest?

Asked on 4/18/12, 8:48 am

3 Answers from Attorneys

Herb Fox Law Office of Herb Fox

Unless you have a written agreement that provides you with a security interest in the borrower's property or business, you are not entitled to a lien until and unless you sue and obtain a judgment or otherwise reach an agreement with the borrower.

I recommend that you consult with an attorney about your rights

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Answered on 4/18/12, 9:56 am

Terry A. Nelson Nelson & Lawless

By suing and getting a judgment. For that amount, you file suit in small claims court.

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Answered on 4/18/12, 12:29 pm
Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach

I don't know what Mr. Nelson is smoking, but stay away from it. You don't sue in small claims court for $30,000.00. That is an unlimited civil case.

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Answered on 4/20/12, 5:09 pm

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