Montana Code Annotated 2017



Part 6. Loggers' Liens

Penalty For Destroying Means Of Identification Of Property

71-3-616. Penalty for destroying means of identification of property. A person who removes, injures, or destroys or who renders difficult, uncertain, or impossible of identification any sawlogs, piling, railroad ties, cordwood, shingles, or other timber upon which there is a lien as provided in this part without the express consent of the person entitled to the lien is liable to a lienholder for the damages to the amount secured by the lienholder's lien. If damage is shown to the court in a civil action to enforce the lien, the court shall enter a personal judgment for the amount in the action against the person, if the person is a party to the action, or the damages may be recovered by a civil action against that person.

History: En. Sec. 18, p. 132, L. 1899; re-en. Sec. 5836, Rev. C. 1907; re-en. Sec. 8335, R.C.M. 1921; re-en. Sec. 8335, R.C.M. 1935; R.C.M. 1947, 45-418; amd. Sec. 2287, Ch. 56, L. 2009.