California Business And Professions Code Section 7160

Any person who is induced to contract for a work of improvement, including but not limited to a home improvement, in reliance on false or fraudulent representations or false statements knowingly made, may sue and recover from such contractor or solicitor a penalty of five hundred dollars ($500), plus reasonable attorney`s fees, in addition to any damages sustained by him by reason of such statements or representations made by the contractor or solicitor.