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8. Any person who violates any provisions of this act shall be subject to a penalty of $1,000 for the first offense and not more than $5,000 for the second and each subsequent offense to be collected by and in the name of the commissioner in a summary proceeding under the "Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999," P.L.1999, c.274 (C.2A:58-10 et seq.).
If the commissioner has reason to believe that any person or licensee has engaged in or is engaging in any practice or transaction prohibited by P.L.1979, c.16 (C.17:16G-1 et seq.), the commissioner may, in addition to any remedies available, bring a summary action in the name of and on behalf of the State against the person or licensee and any other person concerned or in any way participating in or about to participate in those practices or transactions, to enjoin the person or licensee from continuing those practices or engaging in or doing any act in furtherance of those practices or in violation of that act. In addition to any other remedies or penalties available for a violation of P.L.1979, c.16 (C.17:16G-1 et seq.), any debtor injured by a violation of P.L.1979, c.16 (C.17:16G-1 et seq.) may bring a civil action for recovery of damages.
L.1979,c.16,s.8; amended 1986, c.184, s.5; 2005, c.287, s.2.
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