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81A.16 CIVIL REMEDIES.

Subdivision 1.Private right of action by educational institution.

An educational institution has a right of action against an athlete agent or a former student athlete for damages caused by a violation of sections 81A.01 to 81A.21. In an action under this section, the court may award costs and reasonable attorney's fees.

Subd. 2.Damages.

Damages of an educational institution under subdivision 1 include losses and expenses incurred because, as a result of the conduct of an athlete agent or former student athlete, the educational institution was injured by a violation of sections 81A.01 to 81A.21 or was penalized, disqualified, or suspended from participation in athletics by a national association for the promotion and regulation of athletics, by an athletic conference, or by reasonable self-imposed disciplinary action taken to mitigate sanctions likely to be imposed by such an organization.

Subd. 3.Accrual of action.

A right of action under this section does not accrue until the educational institution discovers, or by the exercise of reasonable diligence would have discovered, the violation by the athlete agent or former student athlete.

Subd. 4.Several liability.

Any liability of the athlete agent or the former student athlete under this section is several and not joint.

Subd. 5.Other rights, remedies, or defenses.

Sections 81A.01 to 81A.21 do not restrict rights, remedies, or defenses of any person under law or equity.

History:

2002 c 332 s 16