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The 2017 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 507
HOUSEHOLD MOVING SERVICES
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F.S. 507.10
507.10 Civil penalties; remedies.
(1) The department may institute a civil action in a court of competent jurisdiction to recover any penalties or damages authorized in this chapter and for injunctive relief to enforce compliance with this chapter.
(2) The department may seek a civil penalty in the Class II category pursuant to s. 570.971 for each violation of this chapter. However, the department must seek a civil penalty in the Class IV category for each violation of s. 507.07(9) if the department does not impose an administrative fine for the same offense.
(3) The department may seek restitution for and on behalf of any shipper aggrieved or injured by a violation of this chapter.
(4) Any provision in a contract for services or bill of lading from a mover or moving broker that purports to waive, limit, restrict, or avoid any of the duties, obligations, or prescriptions of the mover or broker, as provided in this chapter, is void.
(5) The remedies provided in this chapter are in addition to any other remedies available for the same conduct, including those provided in local ordinances.
(6) Upon motion of the department in any action brought under this chapter, the court may make appropriate orders, including appointment of a master or receiver or sequestration of assets, to reimburse shippers found to have been damaged, to carry out a consumer transaction in accordance with the shipper’s reasonable expectations, or to grant other appropriate relief.
History.s. 10, ch. 2002-53; s. 12, ch. 2006-4; s. 47, ch. 2014-150; s. 4, ch. 2017-79.