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The DC Code: § 42-2407 Penalty.

Index42 Real Property. (Refs & Annos)
a
Any person suffering a loss due to the failure of a lender or of a settlement agent to cause disbursement as required by this chapter shall be entitled to recover, in addition to the amount of actual damages, double the amount of any interest collected in violation of this chapter, plus any reasonable attorneys' fees incurred in the collection of that amount.
b
Civil fines, penalties, and fees may be imposed as alternative sanctions for any infraction of the provisions of this chapter, or any rules or regulations issued under the authority of this chapter, pursuant to Chapter 18 of Title 2. Adjudication of any infraction of this chapter shall be pursuant to Chapter 18 of Title 2.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 45-2807. Legislative History of Laws For legislative history of D.C. Law 6-187, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 42-2401. Law 8-237, the "Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs Civil Infractions Act of 1985 Technical and Clarifying Amendments Act of 1990," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 8-203, which was referred to the Committee on Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 4, 1990, and December 18, 1990, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 27, 1990, it was assigned Act No. 8-320 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. DC CODE § 42-2407 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-187, § 8, 33 DCR 7681; Mar. 8, 1991, D.C. Law 8-237, § 15, 38 DCR 314.)