2016 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 23. Damages
§23-72. Wrongful injuries to timber.

23 OK Stat § 23-72 (2016) What's This?

A. For wrongful injuries to timber upon the land of another, or removal thereof, the measure of damages is not less than three (3) times nor more than ten (10) times such a sum as would compensate for the actual detriment, unless:

1. The trespass was casual and involuntary;

2. Committed under the belief that the timber or land belonged to the trespasser; or

3. The timber was taken by the authority of highway officers for the purposes of a highway,

in which case the damages are a sum equal to the actual detriment.

B. The prevailing party shall be entitled to costs and attorneys fees.

C. For purposes of this section, the term "timber" shall be defined as the term is defined by Section 1301-102 of Title 2 of the Oklahoma Statutes.

R.L. 1910, § 2883. Amended by Laws 1995, c. 238, § 10, eff. Nov. 1, 1995.

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