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§53‑187.  Injunctive powers; receivers.

Whenever the Commissioner hasreasonable cause to believe that any person is violating or is threatening toviolate any provision of this Article, he may in addition to all actionsprovided for in this Article, and without prejudice thereto, enter an orderrequiring such person to desist or to refrain from such violation; and anaction may be brought in the name of the Commissioner on the relation of theState of North Carolina to enjoin such person from engaging in or continuingsuch violation or from doing any act or acts in furtherance thereof. In anysuch action an order or judgment may be entered awarding such preliminary orfinal injunction as may be deemed proper. In addition to all other meansprovided by law for the enforcement of a restraining order or injunction, thecourt in which such action is brought shall have power and jurisdiction toimpound, and to appoint a receiver for the property and business of thedefendant, including books, papers, documents and records pertaining thereto orso much thereof as the court may deem reasonably necessary  to preventviolations of this Article through or by means of the use of said property andbusiness. Such receiver, when appointed and qualified, shall have such powersand duties as to custody, collection, administration, winding up, andliquidation of such property and business as shall from time to time beconferred upon him by the court. (1957, c. 1429, s. 6; 1961,c. 1053, s. 1.)