Section 6-5-731

Definitions.

For purposes of this article, the following words have the following meanings:

(1) CLAIM. Any claim by or on behalf of a natural person, as well as any derivative or other claim arising therefrom asserted by or on behalf of any other person.

(2) GENERALLY KNOWN CONDITION ALLEGEDLY CAUSED BY OR ALLEGEDLY LIKELY TO RESULT FROM LONG-TERM CONSUMPTION. A condition generally known to result or to likely result from the cumulative effect of consumption, and not from a single instance of consumption.

(3) KNOWING AND WILLFUL. Conduct in violation of federal or state law which meets both of the following criteria:

a. The conduct constituting the violation was committed with the intent to deceive or injure consumers or with actual knowledge that such conduct was injurious to consumers.

b. The conduct constituting the violation was not required by regulations, orders, rules, or other pronouncement of, or any statute administered by, a federal, state, or local government agency.

(4) OTHER PERSON. Any individual, corporation, company, association, firm, partnership, society, joint-stock company, or any other entity, including any governmental entity or private attorney general.

(Act 2012-556, p. 1636, §2.)