West Headnote of the Day – August 13, 2010

August 13, 2010

West's Key 239 Liens
West's Key 239k10 k. Debts or Liabilities Secured.

239 LiensA lien, being in its essence a right to retain something, the notion that it can be more extensive than the thing that is to be retained belongs to a topsy-turvy world where streams rise higher than their sources and a part is greater than the whole.
Levy v. Public Service Railway Co., 103 A. 171 (N.J. 1918)