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Term Paper Mills: Remedies

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Remedies

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CA Cal. Educ. Code § 66402  

Any court of competent jurisdiction is hereby authorized to grant such relief as is necessary to enforce the provisions of this chapter, including the issuance of an injunction. 

Cal. Educ. Code § 66403 Actions for injunction under the provisions of this chapter may be brought in the name of the people of the State of California upon their own complaint or upon the complaint of any person, or in the name of any public or private college, university, or other institution of higher learning, acting for the interest of itself, its students, or the general public.
Cal. Educ. Code § 66404

The provisions of this chapter are not exclusive. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to preempt or in any other way limit, diminish, or imply the absence of rights of any party, public or private, against any person in connection with any of the acts described in Section 66400 or Section 66401

CN Conn. Gen. Stat. § 53-392d

Whenever the Attorney General, or his deputy, has reason to believe that any person has violated any of the provisions of this chapter, he may bring an action in the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford to enjoin the continuance of such violation; and, if it appears to the satisfaction of the court that the defendant has, in fact, violated this chapter, an injunction may be issued enjoining and restraining any further violation, without requiring proof that any person has, in fact, been injured or damaged thereby. In connection with any such proposed application, the Attorney General may conduct an investigation, subpoena witnesses and documents deemed by him necessary to the conduct of such investigation and, in the event of noncompliance with any such subpoena, may apply to the superior court for the judicial district of Hartford, which may issue an order requiring such compliance.

IL 110 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/1 § 1 

Upon written petition by the chief executive officer of the campus of any accredited institution of higher education in this State, the Attorney General or the State's Attorney of the county in which such campus is located, is authorized to institute civil proceedings in the Circuit Court to enjoin the sale, preparation for sale, advertising for sale, or offering for sale of any academic papers. The court may grant the injunction upon finding that (1) the preparer, advertiser or seller has purposely engaged in a course of conduct which he reasonably should have known would result in the submission of such academic papers, substantially unchanged, as original work by any person other than the author in partial or total fulfillment of requirements for academic credit at such accredited institution of higher education, and (2) that for the prevention of future conduct of the same character, the public interest requires that such preparation, advertising or selling be enjoined.

NJ N.J. Stat. § 18A:2-3(c) Anyone convicted of violating any provision of this act shall be subject to a civil penalty of up to $1,000.00 which shall be collected in a summary manner pursuant to “the penalty enforcement law” (N.J.S. 2A:58-1 et seq.) in the Superior Court or any municipal court. The Superior Court may also grant further relief necessary to enforce the provisions of this section, including the issuance of an injunction.
NJ N.J. Stat. § 18A:2-3(d) Actions for injunction under the provisions of this act may be brought in the name of the people of this State upon their own complaint or upon the complaint of any person, or any public or private college, university, academy, school or other educational institution which is charted, incorporated, licensed, registered or supervised by this State, acting for the interest of itself, its students, or the general public.
NY N.Y. Educ. Law § 213-b(7) Whenever there shall be a violation of this section, an application also may be made by the attorney general in the name of the people of the state of New York to a court or justice having jurisdiction to issue an injunction, and upon notice to the defendant of not less than five days, to enjoin and restrain the continuance of such violation; and if it shall appear to the satisfaction of the court or justice that the defendant has, in fact, violated this section, an injunction may be issued by such court or justice, enjoining and restraining any further violation, without requiring proof that any person has, in fact, been injured or damaged thereby. In any such proceeding the court may make allowances to the attorney general as provided in section eighty-three hundred three, subdividison six of the civil practice law and rules. In connection with any such proposed application, the attorney general is authorized to take proof and make a determination of the relevant facts and to issue subpoenas in accordance with the civil practice law and rules. Additionally, the attorney general may apply in any such proceeding for a monetary penalty of not more than one thousand dollars per violation.
OR Or. Rev. Stat. § 165.114(6) In addition to any fine imposed under subsections (4) and (5) of this section, a court of competent jurisdiction may grant such further relief as is necessary to enforce the provisions of this section, including the issuance of an injunction. A suit for injunction under subsections (1) to (6) of this section may be brought in the name of the State of Oregon upon the complaint of the Attorney General or any district attorney.
PA Pa. Cons. Stat. § 7324(h) Injunction.--Whenever there shall be a violation of this section an application also may be made by the Attorney General in the name of the people of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to a court having jurisdiction to issue an injunction, and upon notice to the defendant of not less than five days, to enjoin and restrain the continuance of such violation; and if it shall appear to the satisfaction of the court or justice that the defendant has, in fact, violated this section, an injunction may be issued by such court, enjoining and restraining any further violation, without requiring proof that any person has, in fact, been injured or damaged thereby. In connection with any such proposed application, the Attorney General is authorized to take proof and make a determination of the relevant facts and to issue subpoenas in accordance with the laws and rules of civil procedure.
WA Wash. Rev. Code § 28B.10.584(4) Any person against whom a judgment has been entered pursuant to subsection (4) of this section, shall upon any subsequent violation of RCW 28B.10.58028B.10.582 or 28B.10.584 be subject to civil penalties not to exceed ten thousand dollars. Any court of competent jurisdiction is hereby authorized to grant such further relief as is necessary to enforce the provisions of this section, including the issuance of an injunction.
WA Wash. Rev. Code § 28B.10.584(5) Any person against whom a judgment has been entered pursuant to subsection (4) of this section, shall upon any subsequent violation of RCW 28B.10.58028B.10.582 or 28B.10.584 be subject to civil penalties not to exceed ten thousand dollars. Any court of competent jurisdiction is hereby authorized to grant such further relief as is necessary to enforce the provisions of this section, including the issuance of an injunction.
WA Wash. Rev. Code § 28B.10.584(6)                                                          

Actions for injunction under the provisions of this section may be brought in the name of the state of Washington upon the complaint of the attorney general or any prosecuting attorney in the name of the state of Washington.

 

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