CA Bus & Prof Code Section 10081


Whenever the commissioner believes from evidence satisfactory to him that any person has violated or is about to violate any of the provisions of this part or of Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 11000) of Part 2 or any order, license, permit, decision, demand or requirement, or any part or provision thereof, he or she may bring an action in the name of the people of the State of California in the superior court of the State of California against that person to enjoin him or her from continuing the violation or engaging therein or doing any act or acts in furtherance thereof. In this action an order or judgment may be entered awarding such preliminary or final injunction as may be proper, but no preliminary injunction or temporary restraining order shall be granted without at least five days’ notice to the defendant. If the commissioner makes a showing satisfactory to the court that the violations or threatened violations jeopardize funds and properties of others in the custody or under the control of the defendant, the court may appoint a receiver for management of the business of the defendant, including, but not limited to, the funds and properties of others in his or her possession or may make any other order as it deems appropriate to protect and preserve those funds and properties. The order appointing the receiver shall specify the source of the funds for payment of the fees of the receiver and the costs attributable to administering the receivership. Unless provided for in the order, the commissioner shall not be liable for payment of the fees or costs.


The commissioner may include in any action authorized by subdivision (a), a claim for restitution on behalf of the persons injured by the act or practice constituting the subject matter of the action, and the court shall have jurisdiction to award appropriate relief to such persons.
Last Updated

Aug. 19, 2023

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