Chapter 55 - Oil And Gas

Article 2 Leases And Liens

55-202 Same; action to obtain release; damages, costs and attorney's fees; attachment

Should the owner of such lease neglect or refuse to execute a release as provided by this act, then the owner of the leased premises may sue in any court of competent jurisdiction to obtain such release, and the owner may also recover in such action of the lessee, his or her successors or assigns, the sum of one hundred dollars as damages, and all costs, together with a reasonable attorney's fee for preparing and prosecuting the suit, and he or she may also recover any additional damages that the evidence in the case will warrant. In all such actions, writs of attachment may issue as in other cases.

History: L. 1909, ch. 179, 2; April 1; R.S. 1923, 55-202