The Attorney General may commence a civil action in any appropriate district court of the United States against any person who—
(1)engages in a pattern or practice of violating this Act [sections
597b of this Appendix]; or
(2)engages in a violation of this Act that raises an issue of significant public importance.
In a civil action commenced under subsection (a), the court may—
(1)grant any appropriate equitable or declaratory relief with respect to the violation of this Act [sections
597b of this Appendix];
(2)award all other appropriate relief, including monetary damages, to any person aggrieved by the violation; and
(3)may, to vindicate the public interest, assess a civil penalty—
(A)in an amount not exceeding $55,000 for a first violation; and
(B)in an amount not exceeding $110,000 for any subsequent violation.
Upon timely application, a person aggrieved by a violation of this Act [sections
597b of this Appendix] with respect to which the civil action is commenced may intervene in such action, and may obtain such appropriate relief as the person could obtain in a civil action under section
597a of this Appendix] with respect to that violation, along with costs and a reasonable attorney fee.
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