1311.20 Damages for neglect or refusal to release lien.

If, after the amount of his lien has been satisfied or adjudged against him in an action thereon, a lienholder fails within thirty days thereafter to cause the lien to be released, such lienholder is liable to the owner, part owner, or lessee for all damages arising therefrom, not exceeding the amount of the lien and costs.

In a county in which the county recorder has determined to use the microfilm process as provided by section 9.01 of the Revised Code, the recorder may require that release of the lien be by separate instrument with acknowledgment as required for the original affidavit. The original instrument bearing the proper endorsement thereon may be used as the separate instrument. The separate instrument release shall be recorded in the book required by section 1311.06 of the Revised Code. The fee for recording shall be that provided by section 317.32 of the Revised Code for satisfaction of a mortgage.

Effective Date: 04-10-1991