North Dakota Antitrust Laws

Antitrust law in North Dakota is codified under Title 51, Chapter 51-08.01 et seq of the Uniform State Antitrust Act.  Pursuant to Section § 51-08.1-08 (2) of this Chapter, any private person can bring an action for appropriate injunctive or other equitable relief and can recover reasonable attorney fees.  Additionally, under section 51-08.1-07 Attorney General or a State’s Attorney may bring an action for injunctive relief and civil penalties.  An action to recover a civil penalty is barred if it is not commenced within four years after the claim for relief accrues.

N.D. Cent. Code, § 51-08.1-08

2. A person threatened with injury or injured in that person’s business or property by a violation of this chapter may bring an action for appropriate injunctive or other equitable relief, damages sustained and, as determined by the court, taxable costs and reasonable attorney’s fees. If the trier of fact finds that the violation is flagrant, it may increase recovery to an amount not in excess of three times the damages sustained.

N.D. Cent. Code, § 51-08.1-07

The attorney general, or a state’s attorney with the permission or at the request of the attorney general, may bring an action for appropriate injunctive relief and civil penalties in the name of the state for a violation of this chapter. The trier of fact may assess for the benefit of the state a civil penalty of not more than fifty thousand dollars for each violation of this chapter.

 

N.D. Cent. Code, § 51-08.1-10

1. An action under section 51-08.1-07 to recover a civil penalty is barred if it is not commenced within four years after the claim for relief accrues


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