2010 Georgia Code
TITLE 10 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CHAPTER 1 - SELLING AND OTHER TRADE PRACTICES
ARTICLE 15 - DECEPTIVE OR UNFAIR PRACTICES
PART 2 - FAIR BUSINESS PRACTICES ACT
§ 10-1-405 - Civil penalties; individual liability
. Civil penalties; individual liability
(a) Any person who violates the terms of an injunction issued under Code Section 10-1-397
shall forfeit and pay to the state a civil penalty of not more than $25,000.00 per violation. For purposes of this Code section, the superior court issuing an injunction shall retain jurisdiction and the cause shall be continued and in such cases the administrator, acting in the name of the state, may petition for recovery of civil penalties.
(b) In the case of a continuing violation under this part, each day shall be regarded as a separate violation.
(c) Any intentional violation by a corporation, partnership, or association shall be deemed to be also that of the individual directors, officers, partners, employees, or agents of the corporation, partnership, or association who had actual knowledge of the acts constituting the violation and who directly authorized, supervised, ordered, or did any of the acts constituting in whole or in part the violation; provided, however, no such individual directors, officers, partners, employees, or agents shall have any individual liability under this subsection unless the corporation, partnership, or association, as the case may be, which has committed the intentional violation shall fail to pay into the court within 30 days after judgment sufficient moneys or assets to satisfy the judgment.
(d) The administrator shall have the authority to compromise or settle claims for penalty brought under this Code section.
Graham Syfert - Jacksonville Lawyer