9.  a.  A proprietor may bring an action in a court of competent jurisdiction or assert a counterclaim against a performing rights society to enjoin a violation of this act and to recover actual damages sustained as a result of that violation.

   b.  The prevailing party in an action brought under this act shall be awarded reasonable attorney’s fees and costs of suit.

Terms Used In New Jersey Statutes 56:3A-9

  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.