The district courts of the United States and the United States courts of any
Territory or other place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States shall
have exclusive jurisdiction of violations of this title or the rules and regulations
thereunder, and of all suits in equity and actions at law brought to enforce
any liability or duty created by this title or the rules and regulations thereunder.
Any criminal proceeding may be brought in the district wherein any act or transaction
constituting the violation occurred. Any suit or action to enforce any liability
or duty created by this title or rules and regulations thereunder, or to enjoin
any violation of such title or rules and regulations, may be brought in any
such district or in the district wherein the defendant is found or is an inhabitant
or transacts business, and process in such cases may be served in any other
district of which the defendant is an inhabitant or wherever the defendant may
be found. Judgments and decrees so rendered shall be subject to review as provided
in sections 1254, 1291, 1292, and 1294 of Title 28. No costs shall be assessed
for or against the Commission in any proceeding under this title brought by
or against it in the Supreme Court or such other courts.
June 6, 1934, c. 404, Title I, § 27, 48 Stat. 902; June 25, 1936, c. 804, 49 Stat.
1921; June 25, 1948, c. 646, § 32(b), 62 Stat. 991; May 24, 1949, c. 139, § 127,
63 Stat. 107; Dec. 4, 1987, Pub.L. 100-181, Title III, § 326, 101 Stat. 1259.
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