An individual who is a victim of human trafficking shall have a civil cause of action in district court for injunctive relief and to recover actual damages, compensatory damages, punitive damages, and for any other appropriate relief.  A prevailing plaintiff shall also be awarded court costs and attorney fees.  Treble damages shall be awarded on proof of actual damages where the defendant‘s actions were willful and malicious.

Acts 2013, No. 429, §2, eff. June 24, 2013.