Alabama Code Title 9. Conservation and Natural Resources § 9-13-62
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Any person or entity who damages, destroys, cuts, or removes timber or other forest products not owned by that person or without the authority of the legal owner, and any person or entity who shall supervise any other person in so doing, regardless of whether the act was done knowingly or intentionally, shall be jointly and severally liable to the owner for double the fair market value of the timber or other forest products that were damaged, destroyed, cut, or removed. However, any person or entity possessing the power of eminent domain and any employee, agent, or contractor of the person or entity who, while clearing a utility right-of-way or easement, mistakenly cuts, damages, destroys, or removes timber or other forest products from lands adjacent to the utility right-of-way or easement shall only be liable for the reasonable fair market value of the damaged timber or forest products and no more, unless it is shown by clear and convincing evidence that the acts where done with the intent to wrongfully injure or remove the timber or forest products, in which case the entity or person shall be liable to the owner for double the fair market value of the timber or other forest products that were damaged, destroyed, cut, or removed.
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