§47-18-12. Suspension of limitation period.
Whenever any civil proceeding shall be commenced by the
state to prevent, restrain or punish a violation of this article,
the running of the statute of limitations in respect of every
private right of action arising under this article and based in
whole or in part on any matter complained of in said proceeding
shall be suspended during the pendency thereof and for one year
thereafter: Provided, That whenever the running of the statute
of limitations in respect of a cause of action arising under
section eight shall be suspended hereunder, any action to enforce
such cause of action shall be forever barred unless commenced
either within the period of suspension or within four years after
the cause of action accrued, whichever is later.