2010 Georgia Code
O.C.G.A. 10-1-41 (2010)
TITLE 10 - COMMERCE AND TRADE
CHAPTER 1 - SELLING AND OTHER TRADE PRACTICES
ARTICLE 2 - MOTOR VEHICLE SALES FINANCING
§ 10-1-41 - Actions brought by persons suffering damage against person inducing unlawful sublease of motor vehicle; remedies
10-1-41. Actions brought by persons suffering damage against person inducing unlawful sublease of motor vehicle; remedies
(a) Any one or more of the following persons may suffer damage as a result of a violation of subsection (a) or (b) of Code Section 10-1-40:
(1) The holder of a retail installment contract;
(2) The lessor of a motor vehicle under a motor vehicle lease contract;
(3) The buyer of a motor vehicle under a retail installment contract or the lessee of a motor vehicle under a motor vehicle lease contract;
(4) The sublessee of the subject motor vehicle when such sublessee did not know and could not reasonably be expected to have known that the sublease of the motor vehicle was induced in violation of subsection (a) or (b) of Code Section 10-1-40.
(b) A person who suffers damage as described in subsection (a) of this Code section may bring an action against the person who induced the sublease of the subject motor vehicle in violation of subsection (a) or (b) of Code Section 10-1-40. The person who suffers damage may recover or obtain against the person who induced such sublease any of the following:
(1) Actual damages;
(2) Equitable relief, including, but not limited to, an injunction or restitution of money and property;
(3) Punitive damages;
(4) Reasonable attorney's fees and costs; and
(5) Any other relief which the court deems proper.
(c) The rights and remedies provided for in this Code section are in addition to any other rights and remedies provided by law.
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