Article 5. Remedies And Penalties of California Public Contract Code >> Division 2. >> Part 2. >> Chapter 2.1. >> Article 5.
Every contract or other transaction entered in violation of
any provision of this chapter is void, unless the violation is
technical or nonsubstantive.
The University of California, or any person acting on behalf
of the university, may bring a civil action seeking a determination
by the superior court that a contract or other transaction has been
entered in violation of any provision of this chapter. If the court
finds substantial evidence of a violation, it may issue a temporary
injunction to prevent any further dealings upon the contract or other
transaction, pending a final determination on the merits of the
case. If the action results in a final determination that the
contract or other transaction has been entered in violation of this
chapter, it shall be void, and the state or person bringing the
action shall be awarded costs and attorney's fees. This section shall
not be construed to permit an award of costs and attorney fees to
the person or entity contracting or otherwise transacting with the
Any officer or employee of the University of California who
corruptly performs any official act under this chapter to the injury
of the university is guilty of a felony.
Any person contracting with the University of California by
oral or written contract who corruptly permits the violation of any
contract made under this chapter is guilty of a felony.
Persons convicted under Section 10522 or 10523 are also
liable to the University of California for double the amount the
university may have lost or be liable to lose by reason of the acts
made crimes by this article.
Willful violation of any other provision of this chapter
shall constitute a misdemeanor.
Sections 10522, 10523, 10524, and 10525 of this article do
not apply to violations of Article 2.5 (commencing with Section
10510.4) of this chapter.