18 U.S. Code § 2724 - Civil action

§ 2724.
Civil action
(a)Cause of Action.—
A person who knowingly obtains, discloses or uses personal information, from a motor vehicle record, for a purpose not permitted under this chapter shall be liable to the individual to whom the information pertains, who may bring a civil action in a United States district court.
(b)Remedies.—The court may award—
actual damages, but not less than liquidated damages in the amount of $2,500;
punitive damages upon proof of willful or reckless disregard of the law;
reasonable attorneys’ fees and other litigation costs reasonably incurred; and
such other preliminary and equitable relief as the court determines to be appropriate.


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