40-15B-6Attorney general to enforce provisions--Action to restrain violation--Civil action--Treble damages.

The attorney general shall enforce the provisions of §§ 40-15B-1 to 40-15B-8, inclusive, and the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources shall refer any violations of these provisions to the attorney general. The attorney general or any person injured by a violation of these provisions may bring an action in circuit court to restrain a packer from violating these provisions. A seller who receives a discriminatory price or who is offered only a discriminatory price for livestock based upon a violation of these provisions by a packer has a civil cause of action against the packer and, if successful, shall be awarded treble damages.

Source: SL 1999, ch 204, § 6; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), § 14, eff. Apr. 19, 2021.