An aircraft maintenance company went about fixing a Boeing 767 brought in for service. Because it was familiar with the customer, the shop returned the jet to its owners along with a bill for the repairs after completing its work. When, however, in a few months, the shop didn’t get paid, it placed a repairman’s lien on the plane - recording notice of the monies it was owed. Suit was eventually filed to foreclose the lien; an open and shut case thought the repair shop. But in what should be a wake up call for all whose business practice has been to release items before being paid, the court denied the lien enforcement action.