1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Lien
  4. Article 2: Mechanics' Liens


Section 39 Lien wilfully exaggerated is void

Lien (LIE)

In any action or proceeding to enforce a mechanic's lien upon a private or public improvement or in which the validity of the lien is an issue, if the court shall find that a lienor has wilfully exaggerated the amount for which he claims a lien as stated in his notice of lien, his lien shall be declared to be void and no recovery shall be had thereon. No such lienor shall have a right to file any other or further lien for the same claim. A second or subsequent lien filed in contravention of this section may be vacated upon application to the court on two days' notice.