Maine Revised Statutes

§3951. Automatic lien

1. Lien established.  A person, partnership or corporation engaged in one or more of the following activities has a lien on the item that the activity involves for a reasonable compensation for any labor or materials expended on that item:
A. Making, altering, repairing or cleaning any watch, clock, jewelry, electric motor, major and traffic appliance, small motor not to exceed 20 horsepower, radio, electronic equipment, musical instrument, furniture, photograph, artwork, sports equipment and photography equipment; and [1991, c. 41, §1 (NEW).]
B. Cleaning, repairing or pressing clothes. [1991, c. 41, §1 (NEW).]
[ 1991, c. 41, §1 (NEW) .]
2. Lien priority.  A lien under this section takes precedence over all other claims and incumbrances.
[ 1991, c. 41, §1 (NEW) .]
3. Exemption from attachment.  The item that is subject to a lien under this section is exempt from attachment or execution until the lien and the cost of enforcing it are satisfied.
[ 1991, c. 41, §1 (NEW) .]
1987, c. 63, §1 (AMD). 1991, c. 41, §1 (RPR).