a. A person who violates the provisions of section 2 of this act 1 shall be subject to a civil action brought by a party in the Superior Court or any other court of competent jurisdiction:
(1) for appropriate legal and equitable relief, including injunctive relief, and for treble damages, reasonable attorney's fees, filing fees, and costs for the injured party; and
(2) additionally, for a civil penalty of:
(a) not more than $10,000 for the first offense; and
(b) not more than $20,000 for the second and each subsequent offense.
b. The civil penalty prescribed by paragraph (2) of subsection a. of this section shall be collected and enforced by summary proceedings pursuant to the provisions of the “Penalty Enforcement Law of 1999,” P.L.1999, c. 274 ( C.2A:58-10 et seq. ).
c. A violation of the provisions of section 2 of this act shall also be an unlawful practice in violation of P.L.1960, c. 39 ( C.56:8-1 et seq. ), and subject the violator to all available State or private actions, remedies, damages, and penalties under that act, including, but not limited to, the Attorney General seeking and obtaining an injunction pursuant to section 8 of P.L.1960, c. 39 ( C.56:8-8 ) and the assessment of a civil penalty pursuant to section 1 of P.L.1966, c. 39 ( C.56:8-13 ).
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