2018 Arkansas Code
Title 16 - Practice, Procedure, and Courts
Subtitle 7 - Particular Proceedings and Remedies
Chapter 123 - Civil Rights
Subchapter 3 - Arkansas Fair Housing Commission
§ 16-123-341. Pattern and practice cases

Universal Citation: AR Code § 16-123-341 (2018)
  • (a) At the request of the Arkansas Fair Housing Commission, the Attorney General may file a civil action in a court of competent jurisdiction in the county where the respondent resides for appropriate relief if the Attorney General has reasonable cause to believe that:

    • (1) A person is engaged in a pattern or practice of resistance to the full enjoyment of any right granted by this subchapter; or

    • (2) A person has been denied any right granted by this subchapter and that denial raises an issue of general public importance.

  • (b) In an action under this section the court may:

    • (1) Award preventive relief, including a permanent or temporary injunction, restraining order, or other order against the person responsible for a violation of this subchapter as necessary to assure the full enjoyment of the right granted by this subchapter;

    • (2) Award other appropriate relief, including monetary damages, reasonable attorney's fees, and court costs; and

    • (3) To vindicate the public interest, assess a civil penalty against the respondent in an amount that does not exceed:

      • (A) Fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for a first violation; and

      • (B) One hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) for a second or subsequent violation.

  • (c) A person may intervene in an action under this section if the person is:

    • (1) An aggrieved person to the discriminatory housing practice; or

    • (2) A party to a conciliation agreement concerning the discriminatory housing practice.

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