Modern decisions have developed the equitable lien as an important procedural device alongside the equitable remedies of constructive trust and subrogation, with both of which it is intimately connected. The equitable lien or charge, enforceable by foreclosure and sale, is in many situations the most convenient and flexible device for enforcing equitable obligations. A sphere of activity in which it has already proved useful, and in which its usefulness may increase, is in the field of breach of contract. The equitable lien here provides an intermediate ground between affirmative specific performance and complete rescission.

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