CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
18-6709. Recovery of civil damages authorized. Any person whose wire, electronic or oral communication is intercepted, disclosed, or used in violation of this chapter shall have a civil cause of action against any person who intercepts, discloses, uses, or procures any other person to intercept, disclose, or use such communications, and shall be entitled to recover from any such person:
(a) Actual damages, but not less than liquidated damages computed at the rate of one hundred dollars ($100) a day for each day of violation or one thousand dollars ($1,000), whichever is higher;
(b) Punitive damages; and
(c) A reasonable attorney’s fee and other litigation costs reasonably incurred.
A good faith reliance on a court order shall constitute a complete defense to any civil or criminal action under the laws of this state.
[18-6709, added 1980, ch. 326, sec. 2, p. 841; am. 2002, ch. 223, sec. 9, p. 643.]