2013 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 90 - Securities (Uniform Act)
NRS 90.660 - Civil liability.
1. A person who offers or sells a security in violation of any of the following provisions:
(a) Subsection 1 of NRS 90.310;
(b) NRS 90.460;
(c) Subsection 10 of NRS 90.500;
(d) Subsection 2 of NRS 90.570;
(e) Subsection 2 of NRS 90.610; or
(f) A condition imposed in subsection 8 or 9 of NRS 90.500,
is liable to the person purchasing the security. Upon tender of the security, the purchaser may recover the consideration paid for the security and interest at the legal rate of this State from the date of payment, costs and reasonable attorney s fees, less the amount of income received on the security. A purchaser who no longer owns the security may recover damages. Damages are the amount that would be recoverable upon a tender less the value of the security when the purchaser disposed of it, plus interest at the legal rate of this State from the date of disposition of the security, costs and reasonable attorney s fees determined by the court. Tender requires only notice of willingness to exchange the security for the amount specified.
2. A person who offers or sells a security in violation of subsection 2 of NRS 90.570 is not liable under subsection 1 of this section if:
(a) The purchaser knew that a statement of a material fact was untrue or that there was an omission of a statement of a material fact; or
(b) The seller did not know and in the exercise of reasonable care could not have known of the untrue statement or misleading omission.
3. A person who willfully participates in any act or transaction in violation of NRS 90.580 is liable to a person who purchases or sells a security, other than a security traded on a national securities exchange or quoted on a national automated quotation system administered by a self-regulatory organization, at a price that was affected by the act or transaction for the damages sustained as a result of the act or transaction. Damages are the difference between the price at which the securities were purchased or sold and the market value the securities would have had at the time of the person s purchases or sale in the absence of the act or transaction, plus interest at the legal rate of this State from the date of the act or transaction and reasonable attorney s fees.
4. A person who directly or indirectly controls another person who is liable under subsection 1 or 3, a partner, officer or director of the person liable, a person occupying a similar status or performing similar functions, any agent of the person liable, an employee of the person liable if the employee materially aids in the act, omission or transaction constituting the violation, and a broker-dealer or sales representative who materially aids in the act, omission or transaction constituting the violation, are also liable jointly and severally with and to the same extent as the other person, but it is a defense that the person did not know, and in the exercise of reasonable care could not have known, of the existence of the facts by which the liability is alleged to exist. With respect to a person who directly or indirectly, controls another person who is liable under subsection 3, it is also a defense that the controlling person acted in good faith and did not, directly or indirectly, induce the act, omission or transaction constituting the violation. Contribution among the several persons liable is the same as in cases arising out of breach of contract.
(Added to NRS by 1987, 2182; A 1989, 160)
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