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33-2408. Remedies — civil penalties. (1) Whenever there is sufficient evidence that causes the director to conclude that any person or any agent has engaged in or is about to engage in any act or practice constituting a violation of any provisions of this chapter or any rule or order thereunder, the director may:
(a) Issue a cease and desist order ordering such person or agent to cease and desist violating or continuing to violate any provision of this chapter or any rule or order issued in accordance with this chapter; or
(b) Apply to the district court for an order enjoining such person or agent from violating or continuing to violate any provision of this chapter or any rule or order and for injunctive or such other relief as the nature of the case may require.
(2) Within thirty (30) days after an order is issued under subsection (1)(a) of this section, the person or agent to whom the order is directed may file with the director a request for a hearing on the order. The provisions of the Idaho administrative procedure act, chapter 52, title 67, Idaho Code, shall apply to such hearing and to judicial review of such order.
(3) Upon showing in any court of competent jurisdiction that a person or agent has violated the provisions of this chapter or rule adopted pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, in addition to any other remedies, such court may order the person or agent to pay civil penalties in an amount established by the court for each violation. Such court may also enter an order entitling the director to recover costs, which in the discretion of the court may include an amount representing reasonable attorney’s fees and reimbursement for investigative efforts.
[33-2408, added 2011, ch. 159, sec. 7, p. 452.]