15 U.S. Code § 15e - Distribution of damages

Monetary relief recovered in an action under section 15c (a)(1) of this title shall—
(1) be distributed in such manner as the district court in its discretion may authorize; or
(2) be deemed a civil penalty by the court and deposited with the State as general revenues;
subject in either case to the requirement that any distribution procedure adopted afford each person a reasonable opportunity to secure his appropriate portion of the net monetary relief.


(Oct. 15, 1914, ch. 323, § 4E, as added Pub. L. 94–435, title III, § 301,Sept. 30, 1976, 90 Stat. 1395.)
Effective Date

Injuries sustained prior to Sept. 30, 1976, not covered by this section, see section 304 ofPub. L. 94–435, set out as a note under section 15c of this title.

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