2009 Kentucky Revised Statutes
CHAPTER 207 AID TO THE NEEDY BLIND -- EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
207.230 Citizen suits.
commenced under the following terms and conditions:
(1) Any person deeming himself injured by any act in violation of the provisions of this chapter shall have a civil cause of action in Circuit Court to enjoin further
violations, and to recover the actual damages sustained by him, and upon judicial
finding of any violation of KRS 207.150 to 207.190, shall recover the costs of the
law suit, including a reasonable fee for his attorney of record, all of which shall be
in addition to any other remedies contained in KRS 207.130 to 207.240. (2) Notice. No action may be commenced: (a) Prior to thirty (30) days after the plaintiff has given notice of the violation to the commissioner of workplace standards. (b) If the commissioner of workplace standards has commenced and is diligently prosecuting a civil action to require compliance with KRS 207.130 to
207.240; however, the aforementioned conditions do not prohibit citizen-
initiated civil enforcement action contemporaneously with criminal
enforcement efforts by the state. (c) In any civil action under this section, the commissioner of workplace standards, under the direction of the secretary of the Labor Cabinet, if not a
party, may intervene only with consent of the person bringing the action. If the
administrator is allowed to intervene, he may not alter the cause of action,
delay the proceedings, or make any decisions, settlement agreements, or agree
to any consent orders or enforcement proceeding without the informed
consent of the person initiating the citizens enforcement action. Effective: July 15, 2010
History: Amended 2010 Ky. Acts ch. 24, sec. 307, effective July 15, 2010. -- Amended 1984 Ky. Acts ch. 414, sec. 7, effective July 13, 1984. -- Created 1976 Ky. Acts
ch. 280, sec. 12.
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