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Code of Virginia
Title 55. Property and Conveyances [Repealed Effective October 1, 2019]
Chapter 18. Trespasses; Fences
9/16/2019

§ 55-306. (Repealed effective October 1, 2019) Damages for trespass by animals; punitive and double damages.

If any livestock domesticated by man shall enter into any grounds enclosed by a lawful fence, as defined in §§ 55-299 through 55-303, the owner or manager of any such animal shall be liable for the actual damages sustained.

When punitive damages are awarded, the same shall not exceed twenty dollars in any case.

For every succeeding trespass the owner or manager of such animal shall be liable for double damages, both actual and punitive.

Code 1950, §§ 8-874 through 8-876; 1977, c. 624; 1979, c. 486.

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