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617.90 GRAFFITI DAMAGE ACTION.
    Subdivision 1. Definition. For purposes of this section, "graffiti" means unauthorized
markings of paint, dye, or other similar substance that have been placed on real or personal
property such as buildings, fences, transportation equipment, or other structures, or the
unauthorized etching or scratching of the surfaces of such real or personal property, any of which
markings, scratchings, or etchings are visible from premises open to the public.
    Subd. 2. Cause of action. An action for damage to property caused by graffiti may be
brought by the owner of public or private property on which graffiti has been placed. Damages
may be recovered for three times the cost of restoring the property, or the court may order a
defendant to perform the work of restoring the property. Damages may be recovered from an
individual who placed graffiti on public or private real or personal property or from the parent of a
minor individual. The liability of the parent is limited to the amount specified in section 540.18.
The court may award attorney fees and costs to a prevailing plaintiff.
History: 2004 c 149 s 1