Any person who suffers financial injury or damages by reason of any conduct declared in violation of the provisions of the Indian Arts and Crafts Sales Act [30-33-1 through 30-33-11 NMSA 1978] may sue in district court. Upon a showing that that act is being violated, the court may award damages and order injunctive relief and shall award the cost of the suit, including reasonable attorneys’ fees. Where the court finds that the party charged with violating the Indian Arts and Crafts Sales Act has willfully violated that act, the court may award treble damages to the party complaining of the violation.
History: 1953 Comp., § 40-21-25.9, enacted by Laws 1977, ch. 334, § 7; 1991, ch. 90, § 9.
Terms Used In New Mexico Statutes 30-33-10
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.