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60-5002. Civil action for victims of terrorism or the furtherance of terrorism or illegal use of weapon of mass destruction. (a) A person injured as a result of the conduct of another that would constitute conduct prohibited by K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5421 or 21-5423, and amendments thereto, may bring an action in an appropriate state court against the person or persons who engaged in such conduct.

(b) In any action brought under this section, a prevailing plaintiff shall recover up to three times the actual damages such person sustained or $10,000, whichever is greater, and the cost of the suit, including reasonable attorney's fees.

(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any action commenced under this section shall be filed within five years after the later of:

(1) The date of discovery of the violation of K.S.A. 2017 Supp. 21-5421 or 21-5423, and amendments thereto; or

(2) the conclusion of a related criminal case.

(d) At the victim's request, the attorney general may pursue cases on behalf of any Kansas victim under this section. All damages obtained shall go to the victim, and the attorney general may seek reasonable attorney's fees and costs.

(e) Any action brought under this section shall be subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 74-7312, and amendments thereto.

History: L. 2014, ch. 51, ยง 1; July 1.

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