SEC. 75-89-21. Action by administrator to prevent, enjoin, and prosecute violations; administrative penalties.
(1) If the administrator believes, whether or not based upon an investigation conducted under Section 75-89-19, that any person has engaged or is about to engage in any act or practice constituting a violation of any provision of this chapter or any rule or order hereunder, the administrator may seek any or all of the following remedies:
(a) Issue a cease and desist order with or without a prior hearing against the person(s) engaged in the prohibited activities, directing them to cease and desist from further illegal activity;
(b) Issue an order imposing an administrative penalty up to a maximum of Twenty-five Thousand Dollars ($25,000.00) for each offense and each violation shall be considered as a separate offense in a single proceeding or a series of related proceedings, to be paid to the administrator and requiring reimbursement to the administrator for all costs and expenses incurred in the investigation of the violation(s) and in the institution of administrative proceedings, if any, as a result thereof; or
(c) Initiate any of the actions specified in subsection (2) of this section.
(2) The administrator may institute any or all of the following actions in the Chancery Court of the First Judicial District of Hinds County, Mississippi, or in the appropriate courts of another state, in addition to any legal or equitable remedies otherwise available:
(a) An action for a declaratory judgment;
(b) An action for a prohibitory or mandatory injunction to enjoin the violation and to ensure compliance with this chapter or any rule or order of the administrator;
(c) An action for disgorgement; or
(d) An action for appointment of a receiver or conservator for the defendant or the defendant's assets.
SOURCES: Laws, 1993, ch. 319, Sec. 11, eff from and after July 1, 1993.