Article 3. Civil Damages of California Financial Code >> Division 10. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 3.

Any person who is injured by any violation of this division may bring an action for the recovery of damages, an equity proceeding to restrain and enjoin those violations, or both. The amount awarded may be up to three times the damages actually incurred, but in no event less than the amount paid by the aggrieved consumer to a person subject to this section. If the plaintiff prevails, the plaintiff shall be awarded reasonable attorney's fees and costs. If a court determines by clear and convincing evidence that a breach or violation was willful, the court, in its discretion, may award punitive damages in addition to the amounts set forth above. Upon application, the court may also grant any equitable relief that it deems proper, including, but not limited to, a claim for restitution and disgorgement.
The rights, remedies, and penalties established by this division are cumulative to the rights, remedies, or penalties established under other laws. It is not necessary to exhaust administrative remedies in order to pursue the civil remedies provided for in this act.