Sec. 5.2. (a) The attorney general may bring an action in a county on behalf of the state or a political subdivision (as defined in IC 34-6-2-110) for injuries or damages sustained directly or indirectly as a result of a violation of this chapter.

     (b) An action brought under this section may be brought, without respect to the amount in controversy, in a circuit or superior court in a county in which the defendant resides or is engaged in business, or in which service may be obtained.

Terms Used In Indiana Code 24-1-1-5.2

  • Attorney: includes a counselor or other person authorized to appear and represent a party in an action or special proceeding. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
     (c) The plaintiff in an action brought under this section is entitled to recover a penalty of threefold the damages awarded in the action, plus reasonable costs and attorney’s fees.

As added by P.L.135-2008, SEC.2.