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  • 30 (1) Subject to the rights of lien claimants engaged by or under the plaintiff, a defendant in an action to enforce a claim of lien may set up by way of counterclaim any right or claim arising out of the same transaction for any amount, whether the counterclaim is for damages or not.
  • (2) On the trial of an action to enforce a claim of lien, the court may, so far as the parties before it are debtor and creditor, give judgment for any indebtedness or liability arising out of the claim of lien in the same manner as if the indebtedness or liability had been the subject of an action in the court without reference to this Act.

1997-45-30, effective February 1, 1998 (B.C. Reg. 1/98).