Elder Abuse Laws (Civil - Private Actions)

Code Section Description Penalty
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONS CODE § 17200 et seq. and
§ 17500et seq.
(Unfair Business Practice; Deceptive Advertising)

Any unlawful, unfair or fraudulent business act or practice; deceptive, false or misleading advertising

Restitution; injunctive relief (damages and civil penalties not available to private litigants)

§ 3345

(Treble Fines, Penalties, or Remedies)

Treble fines, penalties, or remedies allowed in actions brought on behalf of senior citizens or disabled persons which involve unfair or deceptive acts or practices or unfair methods of competition

Treble fines, penalties, or remedies

§ 12650 et seq.

(False Claims)

Knowingly presents or causes to be presented a false claim to the state for money, property or services; Govt. Code § 12652(c)(1) provides authority for private person to bring action on behalf of state

Civil penalty of treble damages and not less than $5,500 and not more than $11,000 for each violation