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Statutes > Nebraska > Chapter48 > 48-2616

48-2616. Civil remedies.(1) An educational institution has a rightof action against an athlete agent or a former student-athlete for damagescaused by a violation of the Nebraska Uniform Athlete Agents Act. In an actionunder this section, the court may award to the prevailing party costs andreasonable attorney's fees.(2) Damages of an educationalinstitution under subsection (1) of this section include losses and expensesincurred because, as a result of the conduct of an athlete agent or a formerstudent-athlete, the educational institution was injured by a violation ofthe act or was penalized, disqualified, or suspended from participation inathletics by a national association for the promotion and regulation of athletics,by an athletic conference, or by reasonable self-imposed disciplinary actiontaken to mitigate sanctions likely to be imposed by such an organization.(3) A right of actionunder this section does not accrue until the educational institution discoversor by the exercise of reasonable diligence would have discovered the violationby the athlete agent or former student-athlete.(4) Any liability of the athleteagent or the former student-athlete under this section is several and notjoint.(5)The act does not restrict rights, remedies, or defenses of any person underlaw or equity. SourceLaws 2009, LB292, § 16.