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(a)?Except as provided in Code Section 51-12-51, when a plaintiff recovers for timber cut or cut and carried away, the measure of damages shall be:
(1)?Treble the fair market value of the trees cut as they stood;
(2)?Treble the diminished fair market value of any trees incidentally harmed;
(3)?Costs of reasonable reforestation activities related to the plaintiff's injury; ?and
(4)?Attorney fees and expenses of litigation.
(b)?When the defendant is a willful trespasser, the plaintiff may also recover punitive damages.
(c)?When the boundary lines of the property have been clearly and accurately marked, it shall be presumed that the defendant was a willful trespasser.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Georgia Code Title 51. Torts § 51-12-50 - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ga/title-51-torts/ga-code-sect-51-12-50/
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