(a) The department or a person injured by a violation or who would suffer
from any threatened violation of AS 43.50.710 - 43.50.849 may maintain
an action to prevent, restrain, or enjoin the violation or threatened
violation. If, in the action, a violation or threatened violation of AS
43.50.710 - 43.50.849 is established, the court may enjoin and restrain
or otherwise prohibit the violation or threatened violation, and the court
shall assess the costs of reasonable attorney fees against the defendant.
In the action, it is not necessary that actual damages to the plaintiff
be alleged or proved, but, if actual damages are alleged and proved, the
plaintiff, in addition to injunctive relief and costs, including reasonable
attorney fees, may recover actual damages.
(b) If injunctive relief is not requested or required, a person injured by a violation of AS 43.50.710 - 43.50.849 may maintain an action for damages in the appropriate court.