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Old 05-16-2012, 05:14 PM
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Of course it is up to a court of law to determine if treble laws can be used in this case, but for those in Ohio wondering what the Ohio Revised Code states:

Ohio R.C. 901.51.

Such section states as follows: "No person, without privilege to do so, shall recklessly cut down, destroy, girdle, or otherwise injure a vine, bush, shrub, sapling, tree, or crop standing or growing on the land of another or upon public land. In addition, penalty provided in section 901.99 of the Revised Code, whoever violates this section is liable in treble damages for the injury caused."

Treble damages, in law, is a term that indicates that a statute permits a court to triple the amount of the actual/compensatory damages to be awarded to a prevailing plaintiff. Again, I disclose that I in no way am saying that Dupont will indeed suffer this. This is all up to the courts and each case. This is just information for those interested.
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