§466-11 Injunctions against prohibited acts. (a) Whenever, as a result of an investigation under section 466-13 or otherwise, the board has reason to believe that any person or firm has engaged, or is about to engage, in any act, or acts, or practices that constitute or will constitute a violation of section 466-10, the board may certify the facts underlying the belief to the attorney general of this State, who shall make application to the appropriate court for an order enjoining the act, or acts, or practices, and, upon a showing by the board that the person or firm has engaged, or is about to engage, in any act, or acts, or practices, an injunction, restraining order, or other order as may be appropriate shall be granted by the court without bond.
(b) A violation of section 466-10 is a misdemeanor. Whenever the board has reason to believe that any person is liable to punishment under this section it may certify the facts underlying the belief to the county attorney or prosecuting attorney of the county in which the violation occurred who shall cause appropriate proceedings to be brought.
(c) Any person or firm who violates this chapter may be fined not more than $5,000 for each violation.
(d) The display or uttering by a person or firm of a card, sign, advertisement, or other printed, engraved, or written instrument or device bearing a person's or firm's name in conjunction with the words "certified public accountant" or any abbreviation thereof, of the words "public accountant" or any abbreviation thereof, shall be prima facie evidence in any action brought under subsection (a) or (b) of this section that the person or firm whose name is so displayed, caused or procured the display or uttering of the card, sign, advertisement, or other printed, engraved, or written instrument or device and that the person or firm is holding itself out to be a certified public accountant or public accountant holding a current permit to practice issued under section 466-7.
(e) Unless otherwise expressly provided, the remedies or penalties provided by this chapter are cumulative to each other and to the remedies or penalties available under all other laws of this State. [L 1973, c 158, pt of §2; am L 1975, c 24, §10; gen ch 1985; am L 1986, c 211, §9; am L 1989, c 110, §12; am L 2014, c 58, §2]
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