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1VAC45-10-10 Definitions

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement law" means Chapter 18.1 (§ 59.1-215.1 et seq.) of Title 59.1 of the Code of Virginia.

"Law-enforcement authority" means any public official, and his designees, (i) representing the Commonwealth, which includes its political subdivisions and its public agencies, and (ii) empowered to bring civil actions to enforce the Virginia Antitrust Act, Virginia Consumer Protection Act, Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act, the Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement law, or the Solicitation of Contributions law.

"Material" means any information taken, furnished, received, examined, or copied pursuant to civil investigative demands issued by the Attorney General pursuant to the Virginia Antitrust Act, the Virginia Consumer Protection Act, the Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act, the Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement law, or the Solicitation of Contributions law, including, but not limited to, names, testimony, documents, or answers to interrogatories.

"Person" means any natural person, corporation, trust, partnership, association, company, or any other legal entity.

"Solicitation of Contributions law" means Chapter 5 (§ 57-48 et seq.) of Title 57 of the Code of Virginia.

"Virginia Antitrust Act" means Chapter 1.1 (§ 59.1-9.1 et seq.) of Title 59.1 of the Code of Virginia.

"Virginia Consumer Protection Act" means Chapter 17 (§ 59.1-196 et seq.) of Title 59.1 of the Code of Virginia.

"Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act" means Chapter 44 (§ 59.1-510 et seq.) of Title 59 of the Code of Virginia.

1VAC45-10-30 Applicability

This chapter shall apply to all law-enforcement authorities that request material from the Attorney General. This chapter shall not apply to federal law-enforcement authorities or to law-enforcement authorities that represent states other than the Commonwealth.

1VAC45-10-70 Restrictions on use

The law-enforcement authority and its custodian in receipt of material shall strictly maintain the confidentiality of the material. The law-enforcement authority shall use material provided pursuant to this chapter to conduct an investigation into violations of the Virginia Antitrust Act, the Virginia Consumer Protection Act, the Virginia Telephone Privacy Protection Act and, the Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement law, or the Solicitation of Contributions law or to conduct any litigation related to such violations. Nothing in this section shall preclude the use of the materials provided by this chapter before a court of law except as may otherwise be precluded by law.

1VAC45-10-80 Restrictions on disclosure

The law-enforcement authority and its custodian in receipt of materials shall not release material provided pursuant to this chapter, either directly or indirectly, to any person not employed by or assigned to the law-enforcement authority for purposes of enforcement of the Virginia Antitrust Act, the Virginia Consumer Protection Act, the Virginia Telephone Privacy Act, the Bad Faith Assertions of Patent Infringement law, or the Solicitation of Contributions law, nor to any other law-enforcement authority.