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General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 22-A
§ 350-e. Construction. 1. This article neither enlarges nor diminishes
the rights of parties in private litigation except as provided in this

2. This article does not repeal the provisions of subdivision twelve
of section sixty-three of the executive law.

3. Any person who has been injured by reason of any violation of
section three hundred fifty or three hundred fifty-a of this article may
bring an action in his or her own name to enjoin such unlawful act or
practice, an action to recover his or her actual damages or five hundred
dollars, whichever is greater, or both such actions. The court may, in
its discretion, increase the award of damages to an amount not to exceed
three times the actual damages, up to ten thousand dollars, if the court
finds that the defendant willfully or knowingly violated this section.
The court may award reasonable attorney's fees to a prevailing