[487R-3] Penalties; civil action. (a) Any business that violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to penalties of not more than $2,500 for each violation. The attorney general or the executive director of the office of consumer protection may bring an action pursuant to this section. No such action may be brought against a government agency.

(b) In addition to any penalty provided for in subsection (a), any business that violates any provision of this chapter shall be liable to the injured party in an amount equal to the sum of any actual damages sustained by the injured party as a result of the violation. The court in any action brought under this section may award reasonable attorneys' fees to the prevailing party. No such action may be brought against a government agency.

(c) The penalties provided in this section shall be cumulative to the remedies or penalties available under all other laws of this State. [L 2006, c 136, pt of 2]

 

 

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