(1) Any person injured as a result of the violation of any provision of ORS 697.015 or 697.058 or any rule adopted under ORS 697.031 or 697.085 may bring an action in an appropriate court to enjoin the practice or to recover actual damages or $200, whichever is greater. The court or the jury may award punitive damages and the court may provide such equitable relief as it deems necessary or proper.
(2) Notwithstanding any other actions provided by law, the Attorney General of the State of Oregon or the prosecuting attorney of any county may bring an action in the name of the state against any person to restrain and prevent violation of any provision of ORS 697.005 to 697.095.
(3) In any action brought by a person under this section, the court may award, in addition to the relief provided, reasonable attorney fees at trial and on appeal and costs. If the defendant prevails, the court may award reasonable attorney fees at trial and on appeal and costs if it finds the action to be frivolous.
(4) Actions brought under this section shall be commenced within one year from the date the violation occurs. [1995 c.622 §7]Section: Previous 697.061 697.063 697.070 697.075 697.080 697.085 697.086 697.087 697.090 697.091 697.093 697.094 697.095 697.098 697.100 Next
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