2012 Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes
Chapter 83 - Particular Rights and Immunities
Section 8315 - Damages in actions for identity theft

§ 8315.  Damages in actions for identity theft.

In a civil action based on identity theft as defined in 18 Pa.C.S. § 4120 (relating to identity theft), a court of competent jurisdiction may award damages as follows:

(1)  Actual damages arising from the incident or $500, whichever is greater. Damages include loss of money, reputation or property, whether real or personal. The court may, in its discretion, award up to three times the actual damages sustained, but not less than $500.

(2)  Reasonable attorney fees and court costs.

(3)  Additional relief the court deems necessary and proper.

(June 19, 2002, P.L.430, No.62, eff. 60 days)


2002 Amendment.  Act 62 added section 8315.

Cross References.  Section 8315 is referred to in section 5525 of this title.

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