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Criminal action for “accidental” property damage

I recently saw a story on YouTube about a family which had an issue dealing with a roofing company. The roofing firm somehow made an error about which house they were supposed to re-shingle and ended ...
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Are there specific charges for personal injuries that were caused by deliberate public property damage?

I recently saw a video that shows several people destroying a statue in a public space. In the process of tearing it down, the bulk of the statue fell and struck a bystander in the head. It's clear ...
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How would a court decide damages when it comes to art?

Recently, there was a man who ate a banana that was part of an art exposition in New York. The piece of art in question featured a banana taped to a wall and was priced at 120,000$. As far as I know, ...
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Temporary theft, or, removing someones property to deliver it to their home or office

If I take somebody's property without consent, with the intent of keeping it, it is theft. If I take somebody's property without consent, but return it to them immediately, what law am I violating? ...
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Is chalk a form of graffiti in Ohio?

Just curious because children keep drawing chalk in my neighbor’s and I driveway. I am also curious if we have the right to regulate street laws on the street we live on?
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Is destroying a mailbox a felony?

I am wondering specifically about juvenile mischief, i.e. driving past a mailbox and teeing off on it with a baseball bat, or similar weapon. If such a juvenile were to be successfully prosecuted to ...
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Damages During Open House [closed]

If somebody willingly invites people in during an open house, what happens when there are damages to the property? Does the realtor showing the house have any responsibility? A bit of background to ...
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What are the consequenses of reporting criminal damage by my partner?

My domestic partner - we are unmarried - has maliciously destroyed a computer belonging to me (approx value £2000) following an argument. I don't want to respond in kind, but I want to send a signal ...
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Is chalk on sidewalks/asphalt illegal?

I'm trying to determine if chalking a sidewalk or road is illegal, because deep inside my soul, I'm actually a six year old, and would derive no greater pleasure in life than from rolling around on ...
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Vandalism, or free speech?

I'm in Michigan. There are a few scenarios. I hang a sign by a string to a person's car I attach a sticker to the window of a car Using washable window paint, I draw on a car window. Are any of ...