The following definitions apply in this Article:
(1) Claim. - Any claim by or on behalf of a natural person, as well as any derivative or other claim arising from a common set of facts or circumstances and asserted by or on behalf of any other person.
(2) Knowing and willful conduct. - Conduct which meets all of the following criteria:
a. The conduct was committed with any of the following:
1. The intent to deceive or injure consumers.
2. Actual knowledge that such conduct was injurious to consumers.
3. Reason to know there is a reasonable probability of injury to consumers.
b. The conduct constituting the violation was not required by regulations, orders, rules, or other pronouncement of, or any statute administered by, a federal, State, or local government agency.
(3) Other person. - Any individual, corporation, company, association, firm, partnership, society, joint-stock company, or any other entity, including any governmental entity or private attorney general. (2013-309, s. 1.)
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