RS 51:300.13     

§300.13.  Violations; private actions; costs awarded by court

A.  Any violation of this Subpart shall be a deceptive and unfair trade practice pursuant to R.S. 51:1405 and shall subject the violator to any and all penalties and private actions provided in Chapter 13 of this Title.

B.  In addition to the attorney general's right to bring an action for injunctive relief, an aggrieved person may also bring such action, and if a court awards injunctive relief, it may order the forfeiture or cancellation of the domain name or the transfer of the domain name to the aggrieved person.

C.  Notwithstanding the provisions of R.S. 51:1409(A) which allows aggrieved persons to bring an action to recover actual damages, plaintiffs in private actions instituted to recover damages caused by a violation of this Subpart may file a petition for damages equal to three times the amount of damages incurred by the plaintiff when his domain name was registered, offered for sale, or sold.

D.  In addition to attorney fees and costs that may be awarded in a private action, the court may also award costs to the attorney general or other law enforcement authority bringing any action pursuant to this Subpart.

Acts 2001, No. 388, §1, eff. June 13, 2001.