New York Consolidated Laws, Lien Law - LIE § 39. Lien wilfully exaggerated is void

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.


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