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WEST VIRGINIA CODE

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CHAPTER 1. THE STATE AND ITS SUBDIVISIONS.

ARTICLE 7. THE PROTECT OUR RIGHT TO UNITE ACT.

§1-7-4. Civil remedies.

(a) An individual may bring a civil action to enjoin any violation of this article and to recover actual damages incurred by him or her as a result of the violation.

(b) If the plaintiff prevails in a civil action pursuant to this section, he or she is entitled to be reimbursed by the state or public agency for actual costs and such reasonable attorney’s fees he or she has incurred in the litigation.

(c) If the judge or jury in a civil action brought pursuant to this section finds that a public agency intentionally disclosed donor or membership information in violation of this article, the amount of the judgment, which for this purpose includes actual damages, costs, and attorney’s fees, may be trebled as exemplary damages.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2020 Regular Session
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