2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 136. Future service plans.
136.03 Duties of the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 136.03 (2017)

136.03 Duties of the department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.

(1) The department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection shall investigate violations of this chapter and of rules and orders issued under s. 136.04. The department may subpoena persons and records to facilitate its investigations, and may enforce compliance with such subpoenas as provided in s. 885.12. The department may in behalf of the state:

(a) Bring an action for temporary or permanent injunctive or other relief in any court of competent jurisdiction for any violation of this chapter or rule or order issued under s. 136.04. The court may in its discretion, prior to entry of final judgment, award restitution to any person suffering loss because of violations of this chapter or orders issued under s. 136.04 if proof of such loss is submitted to the satisfaction of the court.

(b) Bring an action in any court of competent jurisdiction for the recovery of civil forfeitures against any person who violates this chapter or any rule or order issued pursuant to s. 136.04, in an amount not less than $100 nor more than $10,000 for each violation.

(2) In addition to the remedies otherwise provided by law, any person injured by a violation of this chapter or any rule or order issued pursuant to s. 136.04 may bring a civil action for damages pursuant to s. 100.20 (5). Any person injured by breach of any future service contract may bring a civil action to recover damages together with costs and disbursements, including reasonable attorney fees, and such other equitable relief as may be determined by the court.

History: 1975 c. 209; 1995 a. 27.

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