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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 20: Equitable relief; damages; costs and attorney's fees; limitation of actions

Section 20. (a) If any insurance institution, insurance representative or insurance-support organization fails to comply with sections eight, nine or ten with respect to the rights granted under said sections, any person whose rights are violated may apply to the superior court, or any other court of competent jurisdiction, for appropriate equitable relief.

(b) An insurance institution, insurance representative or insurance-support organization which discloses information in violation of section thirteen shall be liable for special and compensatory damages sustained by the individual to whom the information relates.

(c) In any action brought pursuant to this section, the court may award the cost of the action and reasonable attorney's fees to the prevailing party.

(d) An action under this section must be brought within two years from the date the alleged violation is or should have been discovered.

(e) Except as specifically provided in this section, there shall be no remedy or recovery available to an individual, in law or in equity, for an occurrence constituting a violation of any provisions of this chapter.