Terms Used In Wisconsin Statutes 440.997
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
- Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
- State: when applied to states of the United States, includes the District of Columbia, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the several territories organized by Congress. See Wisconsin Statutes 990.01
(1) An educational institution or student athlete may bring an action against an athlete agent if the educational institution or student athlete is adversely affected by an act or omission of the athlete agent in violation of this subchapter. An educational institution or student athlete is adversely affected by an act or omission of the athlete agent only if, because of the act or omission, the educational institution or an individual who was a student athlete at the time of the act or omission and enrolled in the institution suffers financial damage or is suspended or disqualified from participation in an interscholastic or intercollegiate sports event by or under the rules of a state or national federation or association that promotes or regulates interscholastic or intercollegiate sports.
(2m) A plaintiff that prevails in an action under this section may recover actual damages, costs, and, notwithstanding s. 814.04, reasonable attorney fees. An athlete agent found liable under this section forfeits any right of payment for anything of benefit or value provided to the student athlete and shall refund any consideration paid to the athlete agent by or on behalf of the student athlete.
(3m) Any violation of this subchapter by an athlete agent is an unfair method of competition and unfair trade practice prohibited under s. 100.20.