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Subdivision 1.General.

A person who is harmed by a violation of sections 626A.35 to 626A.39 may bring a civil action against the person who violated these sections for damages and other appropriate relief, including:

(1) preliminary and equitable or declaratory relief; and

(2) reasonable costs and attorney fees.

Subd. 2.Limitation.

An action under this section must be commenced within two years after:

(1) the occurrence of the violation; or

(2) the date upon which the claimant first had a reasonable opportunity to discover the violation.

Subd. 3.Defenses.

(1) A good faith reliance on a court warrant or order, a grand jury subpoena, or a statutory authorization; or

(2) a good faith reliance on a request of an investigative or law enforcement officer under United States Code, title 18, section 2518(7)

is a complete defense against any civil or criminal action brought under sections 626A.35 to 626A.39.


1988 c 577 s 62; 1989 c 336 art 1 s 14; art 2 s 8

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