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46 U.S. Code § 41308 - Enforcement of subpoenas and orders

(a) Civil Action.—
If a person does not comply with a subpoena or order of the Federal Maritime Commission, the Attorney General, at the request of the Commission, or an injured party, may seek enforcement in a district court of the United States having jurisdiction over the parties. If, after hearing, the court determines that the subpoena or order was regularly made and duly issued, the court shall enforce the subpoena or order.
(b) Time Limit on Bringing Actions.—
An action under this section to enforce an order of the Commission must be brought within 3 years after the date the order was violated.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)


46 App.:1713(c).

Pub. L. 98–237, § 14(c), (e), Mar. 20, 1984, 98 Stat. 83, 84.


46 App.:1713(e).

In subsection (a), the words “subpoena or” are added in the second sentence for consistency in the subsection. The words “by an appropriate injunction or other process, mandatory or otherwise” are omitted as unnecessary. The words “regularly made and duly issued” are substituted for “properly made and duly issued” for consistency in the subtitle.