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The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 501
CONSUMER PROTECTION
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Section 501.618, Florida Statutes 2003

501.618  General civil remedies.--The department may bring:

(1)  An action to obtain a declaratory judgment that an act or practice violates the provisions of this part.

(2)  An action to enjoin a person who has violated, is violating, or is otherwise likely to violate the provisions of this part.

(3)  An action on behalf of one or more purchasers for the actual damages caused by an act or practice performed in violation of the provisions of this part. Such an action may include, but is not limited to, an action to recover against a bond, letter of credit, or certificate of deposit as otherwise provided in this part.

Upon motion of the enforcing authority in any action brought under this section, the court may make appropriate orders, including appointment of a master or receiver or sequestration of assets, to reimburse consumers found to have been damaged, to carry out a consumer transaction in accordance with the consumer's reasonable expectations, or to grant other appropriate relief. The court may assess the expenses of a master or receiver against a commercial telephone seller. Any injunctive order, whether temporary or permanent, issued by the court shall be effective throughout the state unless otherwise provided in the order.

History.--ss. 1, 2, ch. 91-237; s. 4, ch. 91-429.

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