LIENS, MORTGAGES AND PLEDGES
45-416. Interference with property subject to lien — Liability to lienholder. Any person who shall injure, impair or destroy, or who shall render difficult, uncertain or impossible of identification, any saw logs, spars, piles, cord wood or other timber, upon which there is a lien as herein provided, without the express consent of the person entitled to such lien, shall be liable to the lienholder for the damages to the amount secured by his lien, plus reasonable attorney’s fees to be fixed by the court, which may be recovered by civil action against such person.
[(45-416) 1893, p. 49, ch. 2, sec. 16; reen. 1899, p. 147, ch. 2, sec. 16; reen. R.C. & C.L., sec. 5140; C.S., sec. 7371; am. 1923, ch. 156, sec. 1, p. 227; I.C.A., sec. 44-416.]