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Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 521
MOTOR VEHICLE LEASE DISCLOSURE
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F.S. 521.006
521.006 Civil remedies.
(1) A retail lessor who fails to comply with the requirements of this act shall be liable to the retail lessee for actual damages sustained, a civil penalty of up to $1,000 per lease transaction, and reasonable attorney fees and costs.
(2) In addition to any other remedies provided by law, a retail lessee may bring an action in circuit court to recover actual damages sustained, civil penalties up to $1,000 per lease transaction, and reasonable attorney fees and costs.
(3) In addition to any other remedies provided by law except for subsection (2), the Department of Legal Affairs may bring an action in circuit court to recover actual damages sustained and civil penalties up to $1,000 per lease transaction on behalf of a consumer, and reasonable attorney fees and costs.
(4) An action authorized by this section must be brought within 1 year from the date of the last payment under the lease agreement.
(5) A bona fide printing error identified on the face of the lease agreement shall not constitute a violation of this act.
History.s. 6, ch. 95-350.