2006 Michigan Compiled Laws - Mich. Comp. Laws § 570.257 Proceedings to enforce lien; lis pendens, parties, cross bills, practice and procedure, sale, confirmation, costs.
Act 146 of 1937
570.257 Proceedings to enforce lien; lis pendens, parties, cross bills, practice and procedure, sale, confirmation, costs.
Proceedings to enforce such lien shall be by bill in chancery, under oath, and notice of lis pendens recorded in the office of the register of deeds, shall have the effect to continue such lien pending such proceedings. And in such proceedings, the complainant shall make all persons having rights in said leasehold estate affected or to be affected by such liens so recorded in the office of the register of deeds, and all persons holding like liens so recorded, parties to such action. And all persons holding like liens or any other persons having rights in said leasehold estate, may make themselves parties thereto on motion to the court and notice to complainant and may file their intervening or cross bills or answers claiming the benefit of cross bills and notices of lis pendens therein. The practice and procedure in such suit shall be the same as in other cases in chancery and the court shall thereupon settle and determine the rights and liabilities of all of the parties in the matter, and make such decree as may be required to determine and enforce the rights and liabilities of the various parties. Upon final decree the court may order a sale of the leasehold estate, oil or gas well, oil or gas derrick, oil tank, oil or gas pipe lines, machinery, fixtures or appurtenances, together or separately, by a circuit court commissioner or receiver, or may order the property into the hands of a receiver to be leased or rented from time to time under the direction of the court until the liens shall be discharged, or make such other order or disposition of the premises as justice may require. If upon coming in and confirmation of the final report any portion of the liens shall still be unpaid, the court may enter personal decree for the same against the party or parties who may be personally liable therefor, and the execution shall issue for the same as upon other personal decrees rendered. The costs in all cases shall be subject to the discretion of the court and shall be paid out of the proceeds of the sale or by any parties to the suit as justice and equity may require.
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