§ 643.11 Enforcement Actions and Consumer Remedies
   (a)   All legal actions initiated by the Manager of Fair Housing and Consumer Affairs to enforce this Code shall be brought by the Director of Law upon written request by the Manager of Fair Housing and Consumer Affairs. In addition to recovery of fines as provided by this Code, actions may be brought for injunctive relief in any court of competent jurisdiction to restrain a person from violating this Code or the rules or regulations pursuant thereto, and to restrain a merchant from engaging in unfair, deceptive, fraudulent or unconscionable conduct with consumers. To establish a cause of action under this Code it need not be shown that consumers are being or were actually damaged.
   (b)   The City or any person aggrieved by a violation of Title III, Consumer Protection Code, may at any time within two (2) years from the date of the alleged violation or within a reasonable time after the consumer discovers or should have discovered the violation, whichever is later, may apply to any court of competent jurisdiction for appropriate relief, including but not limited to:
      (1)   Injunctive relief or an order otherwise compelling compliance with this Code;
      (2)   Compensatory damages which may be trebled if the act, omission or practice violates Sections 641.11 or 641.12, and/or punitive damages;
      (3)   Such other or further relief as is appropriate for the enforcement of this Code and elimination and prevention of violations thereof.
   (c)   The court may award to the City or the complainant reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs of litigation, and the City shall recover its reasonable costs of investigation of the violation.
(Ord. No. 1329-10. Passed 12-6-10, eff. 12-6-10)