N.Y. General Business Law Section 899-N
Civil remedies


An educational institution shall have a right of action against an athlete agent for damages caused by any violation of this article. In an action brought pursuant to this section, the court may award reasonable attorney’s fees to a prevailing plaintiff.


The damages of an educational institution pursuant to subdivision one of this section shall include losses and expenses incurred because, as a result of the conduct of an athlete agent or former student-athlete, the educational institution was injured by a violation of this article or was penalized, disqualified or suspended from participation in athletics by a national association for the promotion and regulation of athletics, by an athletic conference, or by reasonable self-imposed disciplinary action taken to mitigate sanctions likely to be imposed by such an organization.


A right of action under this section shall not accrue until the educational institution discovers or by the exercise of reasonable diligence would have discovered the violation by the athlete agent or former student-athlete.


This article shall not be deemed to restrict rights, remedies or defenses of any person under law or equity.

Source: Section 899-N — Civil remedies, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GBS/899-N (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

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Sep. 22, 2014

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