I was just reading the contract for some work that we are having done. Get this, under Oregon Law, apparently I have no way to protect myself against a lien filed by suppliers to my contractor. If I pay the contractor, but he doesn't pay his suppliers, they can come after me! What a load of bull!!! They give you a page of small print stating your risk but offer no practical means of preventing a problem. It seems to me that I am held liable for poor judgement on the part of suppliers. What is to prevent them from doing business with known crooks and then holding the innocent customers hostage with a lien? I love Oregon, but many of the laws in this State are ridiculous.