civil penalties

civil penalties

n. fines or surcharges imposed by a governmental agency to enforce regulations such as late payment of taxes, failure to obtain a permit, etc.

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A Westlake Village cellular telephone provider agreed Thursday to pay nearly $60,000 in civil penalties and restitution for unfair business practices related to customer billing, officials said.
The civil penalties, to be divided by the two counties, were based on the number of complaints and the rug gallery's alleged conduct.
Seeking to force garage operators to post warning notices and pay civil penalties, the Humboldt County-based Mateel filed suit under Proposition 65 - the state safe drinking water and anti-toxic act - against about 20 parking garage owners and operators responsible for about 300 facilities in California.
Taylor said regulators substantiated violations that could carry $1,500 in civil penalties against Christopher House Inc.
Earlier this week, Superior Court Judge William Peck approved a judgment against Coastal Cities Water Treatment requiring the company to pay $50,000 in civil penalties, including $5,000 allocated to the library fund.
VENTURA - The owner of a carpet cleaning company based in Simi Valley must pay $12,500 in civil penalties and restitution under a consumer fraud judgment issued in Ventura Superior Court on Monday.