(a) Any person who suffers injury or damages as a result of acts or practices in violation of the provisions of this article may bring a civil action against the charitable organization, professional fund raiser, or professional solicitor engaged in such acts or practices. The person may recover such damages sustained as a result of such acts and practices, costs incurred, and reasonable attorneys' fees. Punitive damages may be awarded in cases of intentional violations of this article.
(b) The attorney general, or secretary of state, in a representative capacity on behalf of any person entitled to bring an action under this article, or any person entitled to bring an action under this article, may institute a class action, pursuant to the applicable rules of civil procedure governing class actions, for the recovery of damages.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
The West Virginia Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.