(A)   It shall be unlawful for any person to violate or fail to comply with any provision of this article. The violation of any provision of this chapter shall first be punished through the use of a civil citation, prior to prosecution as a misdemeanor, infraction, or civil injunction as provided in section 1-10.
   (B)   Any person whose rights pursuant to this article have been violated shall have the right to file an action for injunctive relief and damages. Whoever is found to have violated this article shall be subject to appropriate injunctive relief and shall be liable for damages, costs, and reasonable attorney fees. Treble damages shall be awarded for willful failure to comply with the relocation payment obligations established by this article. Any action pursuant to this article shall be a civil matter and adjudicated through civil court.
(Ord. No. 3012)