The Vermont Statutes Online

Title 9: Commerce and Trade

Chapter 63: CONSUMER PROTECTION

Sub-Chapter 01: General Provisions

9 V.S.A. § 2465. Antitrust remedies



§ 2465. Antitrust remedies

(a) Any person who sustains damages or injury as a result of any violation of state antitrust laws, including section 2453 of this title, may sue and recover from the violator the amount of his or her damages, or the consideration or the value of the consideration given by the aggrieved person, reasonable attorney's fees and exemplary damages, not exceeding three times the value of the consideration given or damages sustained by the aggrieved person.

(b) In any action for damages or injury sustained as a result of any violation of state antitrust laws, pursuant to section 2453 of this title, the fact that the state, any public agency, political subdivision or any other person has not dealt directly with a defendant shall not bar or otherwise limit recovery. The court shall take all necessary steps to avoid duplicate liability, including but not limited to the transfer or consolidation of all related actions. (Added 1999, No. 65 (Adj. Sess.), § 3.)