HOUSE BILL 147
47th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - first session, 2005
RELATING TO MECHANICS' AND MATERIALMEN'S LIENS; ALLOWING RECOVERY OF ATTORNEY FEES FOR THE PREVAILING PARTY IN A LIEN ACTION.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
Section 1. Section 48-2-14 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1880, Chapter 16, Section 14, as amended) is amended to read:
"48-2-14. JOINDER OF ACTIONS--ATTORNEY FEES--COSTS.--[Sec. 13.] Any number of persons claiming liens may join in the same action, and when separate actions are commenced, the court may consolidate them. The court may also allow the prevailing party, as part of the costs, the [moneys] money paid for filing and recording the lien and reasonable [attorney's fee] attorney fees in the district and supreme courts."