New York Consolidated Laws, Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law - RPA § 853. Action for forcible or unlawful entry or detainer;  treble damages

If a person is disseized, ejected, or put out of real property in a forcible or unlawful manner, or, after he has been put out, is held and kept out by force or by putting him in fear of personal violence or by unlawful means, he is entitled to recover treble damages in an action therefor against the wrong-doer.


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