California Civil Code

Sec. § 1812.636


A consumer damaged by a violation of this title by a lessor is entitled to recover all of the following:


Actual damages.


Twenty-five percent of an amount equal to the total amount of payments required to obtain ownership if all payments were made under the rental-purchase agreement, but not less than one hundred dollars ($100) nor more than one thousand dollars ($1,000).


The consumer’s reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs.


Exemplary damages, in the amount the court deems proper, for intentional or willful violations of this title.


Equitable relief as the court deems proper.


Where more than one consumer is a party to a rental-purchase agreement, the limitations of subdivision (a) shall apply to all those consumers in the aggregate, and no more than one recovery shall be permitted for each violation.

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