In a recent case the court held that once a release is recorded on title to a property removing the mechanic’s lien previously filed by the unpaid contractor, there is no recourse and any claims based on the lien are waived forever. So even if the release is executed and recorded based on a settlement agreement where the property owner fails to comply with the terms of the settlement, once the release was recorded the lien claim was waived. Other recourse, like a breach of contract claim, remained, but the contractor was barred from return to any action under the Mechanic’s Lien Act. Oxford 127 Huron Hotel Venture, LLC v. CMC Organization, 2014 IL App (1st) 130265.