15 U.S. Code § 7804 - Actions by States
(a) In general
(1) Civil actions
In any case in which the attorney general of a State has reason to believe that an interest of the residents of that State has been or is threatened or adversely affected by the engagement of any athlete agent in a practice that violates section 7802 of this title, the State may bring a civil action on behalf of the residents of the State in a district court of the United States of appropriate jurisdiction to—
(A) In general
Before filing an action under paragraph (1), the attorney general of the State involved shall provide to the Commission—
Subparagraph (A) shall not apply with respect to the filing of an action by an attorney general of a State under this subsection, if the attorney general determines that it is not feasible to provide the notice described in that subparagraph before filing of the action. In such case, the attorney general of a State shall provide notice and a copy of the complaint to the Commission at the same time as the attorney general files the action.
(1) In general
On receiving notice under subsection (a)(2), the Commission shall have the right to intervene in the action that is the subject of the notice.
For purposes of bringing any civil action under subsection (a), nothing in this chapter  shall be construed to prevent an attorney general of a State from exercising the powers conferred on the attorney general by the laws of that State to—
(d) Actions by the Commission
In any case in which an action is instituted by or on behalf of the Commission for a violation of section 7802 of this title, no State may, during the pendency of that action, institute an action under subsection (a) against any defendant named in the complaint in that action.
(f) Service of process
In an action brought under subsection (a), process may be served in any district in which the defendant—
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Source(Pub. L. 108–304, § 5,Sept. 24, 2004, 118 Stat. 1127.)
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