Arizona Revised Statutes § 3-114 Liability For Unauthorized Destruction Of Field Crop Product; Damages; Definition

3-114. Liability for unauthorized destruction of field crop product; damages; definition

A. A person who knowingly damages, destroys or removes any legal crop or crop product that is grown for commercial purposes or for testing or research purposes in the context of a product development program in conjunction or coordination with a private research facility, a university or a federal, state or local government agency is liable for:

1. Up to twice the market value of the damaged, destroyed or removed crop, measured before the damage or destruction.

2. Up to twice the actual costs of production, research, testing, replacement and crop development directly related to the damaged, destroyed or removed crop.

3. Litigation costs including court costs, attorney fees and expert witness fees.

B. The rights and remedies available under this section are in addition to any other rights and remedies otherwise available in law.

C. For purposes of this section, " in conjunction or coordination" means having a written contract involving testing or a product development program relating to the field crop product.

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