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The 2018 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 501
CONSUMER PROTECTION
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F.S. 501.0581
501.0581 Commercial Weight-Loss Practices Act; civil remedies.
(1) The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services may bring a civil action in circuit court for temporary or permanent injunctive relief to enforce the provisions of this act and may seek other appropriate civil relief, including a civil penalty not to exceed $5,000 for each violation, for restitution and damages for injured customers, court costs, and reasonable attorney’s fees.
(2) The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services may terminate any investigation or action upon agreement by the offender to pay a stipulated civil penalty, make restitution or pay damages to customers, or satisfy any other relief authorized herein and requested by the department.
(3) Remedies provided in this section shall be in addition to any other remedies provided by law.
History.s. 7, ch. 93-274.