2019 US Virgin Islands Code
Title 13 - Corporations and Associations
Chapter 11 - Forfeiture of Certificate of Authority
§ 752. Enjoining operation of a business

  • The Attorney General is authorized to institute civil proceedings in the District Court of the Virgin Islands to enjoin the operation of any business other than a corporation, including a partnership, joint venture or sole proprietorship, when:
    • (a) Any person in control of any such business, who may be a partner in a partnership, a participant in a joint venture, the owner of a sole proprietorship, an employee or agent of any such business, or a person who, in fact, exercises control over the operations of any such business, has, in conducting its business affairs, purposely engaged in a persistent course of violent, revolutionary or unlawful activity aimed at the overthrow of the Government of the United States Virgin Islands (or any of its instrumentalities, boards, agencies, or commissions), homosexuality, crimes against nature, intimidation, coercion, bribery, prostitution, gambling, extortion, embezzlement, unlawful use of narcotics or other such illegal conduct with the intent to compel or induce other persons, firms or corporations to deal with such business or engage in any such illegal conduct, and

    • (b) That for the prevention of future illegal conduct of the same character, the public interest requires the operation of the business to be enjoined.

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