50 U.S. Code § 4041. Enforcement by the Attorney General

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(a) Civil actionThe 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 chapter; or
(2)
engages in a violation of this chapter that raises an issue of significant public importance.
(b) ReliefIn 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 chapter;
(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.
(c) Intervention

Upon timely application, a person aggrieved by a violation of this chapter 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 4042 of this title with respect to that violation, along with costs and a reasonable attorney fee.

(Oct. 17, 1940, ch. 888, title VIII, § 801, as added Pub. L. 111–275, title III, § 303(a), Oct. 13, 2010, 124 Stat. 2877.)
Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 597 of the former Appendix to this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.