Nevada Antitrust Laws

The Bureau of Consumer Protection (BCP) is responsible for civil and criminal enforcement of Nevada’s antitrust law, NRS 598A.010, et seq., and has authority to file civil actions under federal antitrust statutes.  Pursuant to § 598A.210, any private person can institute a civil action or proceeding for injunctive relief.  As specified in Section 598A.210 (2) any person can recover treble damages, together with reasonable attorney fees and cost.  According to Section 598A.160, any attorney general can bring a civil action for violation of this chapter.  Pursuant to § 598A.220, an action brought under this chapter is barred if it is not commenced within four years.

Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 598A.210

1.Any person threatened with injury or damage to his business or property by reason of a violation of any provision of this chapter, may institute a civil action or proceeding for injunctive relief. If the court issues a permanent injunction, the plaintiff shall recover reasonable attorney fees, together with costs, as determined by the court.
2. Any person injured or damaged directly or indirectly in his business or property by reason of a violation of the provisions of this chapter may institute a civil action and shall recover treble damages, together with reasonable attorney fees and costs.

Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 598A.160

The attorney general may bring a civil action for any violation of the provisions of this chapter in the name of the State of Nevada and is entitled to recover damages and secure other relief provided by the provisions of this chapter.

Limitation Period

Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 598A.220

1. An action brought under NRS 598A.170; or 598A.200 is barred if it is not commenced within 4 years after the cause of action accrues, or if the cause of action is based upon a conspiracy in violation of this chapter, within 4 years after the plaintiff discovered, or by the exercise of reasonable diligence, should have discovered the facts relied upon for proof of the conspiracy.


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