2019 US Virgin Islands Code
Title 32 - Sports and Parks
Chapter 21 - Virgin Islands Casino and Resort Control Act of 1995
Article IX - Sanctions
§ 488. Civil remedies

  • (a) The Superior Court shall have jurisdiction to prevent and restrain violations of section 487 of this title by issuing appropriate orders, including, but not limited to, ordering any person to divest himself of any interest, direct or indirect, in any enterprise; imposing reasonable restrictions on the future activities or investments of any person, including, but not limited to, prohibiting any person from engaging in the same type of endeavor as the enterprise engaged in, the activities of which affect casino gaming operations or ancillary industries which do business with any casino licensee; or ordering dissolution or reorganization of any enterprise, making due provision for the rights of innocent persons.

  • (b) The Attorney General may institute proceedings in Superior Court for violations of section 487 of this title. In any action brought under this section, the court shall proceed as soon as practicable to the hearing and determination thereof. Pending final determination thereof, the court may at any time enter such restraining orders or prohibitions, or take such other actions, including the acceptance of satisfactory performance bonds, as it shall deem proper.

  • (c) Any person injured in his business or property by reason of a violation of section 487 of this title may sue therefor in any appropriate court and shall recover threefold any damages he sustains and the cost of the suit, including a reasonable attorney's fee.

  • (d) A final judgment or decree rendered in favor of the Government in any criminal proceeding brought under this chapter shall estop the defendant from denying the essential allegations of the criminal offense in a subsequent civil proceeding brought by the Attorney General.

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