National Fire claims Drayman owes the company $98,000 plus interest of 10% per year starting in November 2010. Drayman said he’s paid National Fire about $117,000, but then stopped payments due to the permit debacle and disagreements over who was responsible and how much was owed..
In April 2011, National Fire filed a mechanic’s lien against Drayman’s property for about $98,000. In July, it filed a lawsuit to foreclose on his condo.
Drayman said National Fire has no legal standing because the lien was filed after state-imposed deadlines expired.
Mediation and settlement conferences are scheduled for June. If those are unsuccessful, the case will likely head to a jury trial in July.