2012 Arkansas Code
Title 23 - Public Utilities and Regulated Industries
Subtitle 1 - Public Utilities And Carriers
Chapter 3 - Regulation of Utilities and Carriers Generally
Subchapter 3 - -- Merger or Acquisition of Control of Domestic Public Utilities
§ 23-3-316 - Injunctions -- Criminal proceedings.
(a) Whenever it shall appear to the Arkansas Public Service Commission, the Attorney General, or a domestic public utility which reasonably believes itself to be the object of a tender offer or attempt to obtain control as described in § 23-3-306, that any person is engaged or about to engage in any acts or practices which constitute or will constitute a violation of the provisions of this subchapter, or of any rule, regulation, or order thereunder, the commission, the Attorney General, or the domestic public utility may bring an action in Pulaski County Circuit Court to enjoin those acts or practices and to enforce compliance with this subchapter or any rule, regulation, or order thereunder. Upon a proper showing being made, a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, or permanent injunction enjoining any such person and all others acting on behalf of or at the discretion of that person shall be granted without bond.
(b) The commission, the Attorney General, and the domestic public utility shall transmit any evidence which may be available concerning those acts or practices or concerning apparent violations of this subchapter to the prosecuting attorney for Pulaski County who, in his or her discretion, may institute appropriate criminal proceedings.
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