I'm glad that you won (it sounds like a reasonable conclusion to me), but I know how these things go, and it probably ate away at your stomach lining all this time, so I hope he had to pay LOTS for your time and pain.
(just as a side note to Ruth & Perry's comment... where they said: "He can effectively put a mechanics lien in time and have your home sold at Auction." That's not quite accurate. Yes, they could have put a mechanics lien on the property.... but they couldn't force your home to be sold at auction based on that lien. It would have mean that the lien would have had to be "paid off" before the home could be transferred or sold.)
Congrats on the win.