Pilot shall not cause or permit, through any act or failure to act, any liens, claims or encumbrances to attach to the Aircraft and Pilot agrees to indemnify OurPLANE for any and all costs incurred in defending against or removing any such lien, claim or encumbrance, including its reasonable attorneys fees.
Let's play that again, shall we? "Pilot shall not cause or permit ... any liens ... to attach to the Aircraft ..."
So not only is it an insulting insinuation that our losses are our fault because we failed to file liens, we were actually contractually prohibited from doing so!
I'd say Mr. Casson has got some 'splainin' to do.
[UPDATE:] I was mistaken. The word "lien" also occurs here:
33. Events of Default. For the purposes hereof, the term "Event of Default" shall mean the occurrence and continuation of any of the following events of default hereunder:
b) the causing or permitting by Pilot, through any act or failure to act, of any lien, claim or encumbrance to attach to the Aircraft, other than such lien, claim or encumbrance that is pre-approved in writing by OurPLANE;
So not only are we contractually prohibited from placing liens, such a placement would constitute an "event of default" on our part.