§ 23-18.12-5. Violations Sanctions Injunctive relief.
The attorney general shall have the power to bring an action in the name of the state of Rhode Island, and the department through its legal counsel shall have the power to bring an action in the name of the department in any court of competent jurisdiction for restraining orders and injunctive relief to restrain and enjoin violations or threatened violations of this chapter, or for specific performance of the obligations of any person under this chapter. Proceedings under this chapter shall be instituted and prosecuted in the name of the department, (1) by the attorney general but only upon the request of the department, or (2) by the department through its legal counsel. The superior court shall have the jurisdiction in equity to enforce the provisions of this chapter and any rules or regulations of the department promulgated under this chapter.
(P.L. 1989, ch. 515, § 1.)