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Penalty for fraud
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 36-A
§ 772. Penalty for fraud. 1. Any owner who is induced to contract for
a home improvement, in reliance on false or fraudulent written
representations or false written statements, may sue and recover from
such contractor a penalty of five hundred dollars plus reasonable
attorney's fees, in addition to any damages sustained by the owner by
reason of such statements or representations. In addition, if the court
finds that the suit by the owner was without arguable legal merit, it
may award reasonable attorney's fees to the contractor.

2. Nothing in this article shall impair, limit, or reduce the
statutory, common law or contractual duties or liability of any