N.J.S.A. 2C:20-21 – Injunctive Relief by State; Other Persons

2C:20-21 Injunctive Relief by State; Other Persons

a. In addition to any other action or proceeding authorized by law, the Attorney General or a person alleging injury or loss, may bring an action in the Superior Court to enjoin violations of chapter 20 of Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes, or to enjoin any acts in furtherance thereof. The Superior Court, in any action brought pursuant to this section, shall, after making due provision for the rights of innocent persons such as prior lienholders or other valid lienholders whose rights are prior to those of the State, grant relief as may be appropriate in the circumstances, including but not limited to:

(1) Ordering any defendant to divest himself of any interest in any enterprise, including real estate;

(2) Imposing reasonable restrictions upon the future activities or investments of any defendant, including but not limited to, prohibiting any defendant from engaging in the same type of endeavor as the enterprise in which he was engaged in violation of chapter 20 of Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes; or

(3) Ordering the dissolution or reorganization of any enterprise; or

(4) Ordering the suspension or revocation of any license, permit, or prior approval granted to any enterprise by any department or agency of the State; or

(5) Ordering the forfeiture of the charter of a corporation organized under the laws of this State or the revocation of a certificate authorizing a foreign corporation to conduct business within this State, upon finding that the board of directors or a managerial agent acting on behalf of the corporation, in conducting the affairs of the corporation, has authorized or engaged in conduct in violation of chapter 20 of Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes and that, for the prevention of future criminal activity, the public interest requires the charter of the corporation forfeited and the corporation dissolved or the certificate revoked.

b. In any action the Attorney General or injured person shall move as soon as practicable for a hearing and determination. Pending final determination, the Superior Court may enter temporary orders, including restraints and prohibitions, or take other actions as are in the interest of justice.

L.1981, c. 167, s. 9, eff. June 15, 1981.

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