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      RS 30:542     


§542.  Administration and enforcement

A.  Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, the provisions of R.S. 30:6, 30:8, 30:13, and 30:15 shall apply to the administration and enforcement of this Chapter.

B.  The legal counsel employed or retained by the commissioner, when authorized by the commissioner, shall be entitled to represent the state and the commissioner and to appear in the courts and before agencies of this state or the agencies and courts of the United States and of other states, to carry out the purposes of this Chapter.

C.  Whenever it appears to the commissioner that any person has engaged, is engaged, or is about to engage in any acts or practices constituting a violation of this Chapter or of any regulation, rule or order issued hereunder, the commissioner may bring an action in the court having jurisdiction, to enjoin such acts or practices and to enforce compliance with this Chapter or any rule, regulation, or order thereunder, and upon a proper showing a temporary restraining order or a preliminary or permanent injunction shall be granted without bond.  The relief sought may include a mandatory injunction commanding any person to comply with this Chapter or any such regulation, rule or order issued hereunder, and to make restitution of money received in violation of any such regulation, rule or order.  The commissioner may transmit such evidence as may be available concerning such acts or practices or concerning apparent violations to the district attorney having jurisdiction over same who, in his discretion, may institute necessary criminal proceedings.

Added by Acts 1973, Ex.Sess., No. 16, §1, emerg. eff. Dec. 8, 1973, at 9:55 A.M.

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