70A.390.040  <<  70A.390.050 >>   70A.390.060

ViolationsPenaltiesInjunctionsJurisdiction and venueFees and costs.

(1) A violation of or failure to comply with the provisions of RCW 70A.390.030 or 70A.390.040 is a gross misdemeanor.
(2) Any person or entity that violates or fails to comply with the provisions of RCW 70A.390.030 or 70A.390.040 is subject to a civil penalty of one thousand dollars for each violation or failure to comply.
(3) Each day upon which a violation occurs constitutes a separate violation for the purposes of subsections (1) and (2) of this section.
(4) Any person or entity violating this chapter may be enjoined from continuing the violation. The attorney general or any person residing in the state of Washington may bring an action to enjoin violations of this chapter, on his or her own behalf and on the behalf of all persons similarly situated. Such action may be maintained in the person's own name or in the name of the state of Washington. No bond may be required as a condition to obtaining any injunctive relief. The superior courts have jurisdiction over actions brought under this section, and venue shall lie in the county of the plaintiff's residence, in the county in which the violation is alleged to occur, or in Thurston county. In addition to other relief, the court in its discretion may award attorney's and expert witness fees and costs of the suit to a party who demonstrates that a violation of this chapter has occurred.
[ 2020 c 20 § 1270; 1981 c 1 § 5 (Initiative Measure No. 383, approved November 4, 1980). Formerly RCW 70.99.050.]
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