TOPEKA – (June 3, 2016) − Two Nebraska roofers have been temporarily banned from doing business in Kansas, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said today.
In a lawsuit filed in Shawnee County District Court last week, Schmidt accused Mark Wagner, a/k/a Mark Schneidewind, Susan Cuthill and Dollhouse, Inc., a/k/a MWR, Inc., and Midwest Restorations, of numerous violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. Dollhouse, Inc., is a Kansas Foreign For Profit Corporation organized under the laws of Nebraska. Dollhouse, Inc., is owned and operated by Wagner, a/k/a Mark Schneidewind, and Cuthill. MWR, Inc., is a fictitious company and not registered with the Kansas or Nebraska Secretary of State’s office.
The investigation found that the defendants have been doing roofing business in Kansas despite not having obtained a valid registration certificate through the attorney general’s office as required by Kansas law. Additionally, the defendants used door-to-door salesmen to solicit their roofing services and did not give consumers notice of their three day right to cancel the transaction and duplicate notice of their three day right to cancel the transaction as required by law. The defendants are also accused of misrepresenting their status to consumers by claiming their company, MWR, Inc., is a valid corporation when it is not. Many of the consumers solicited were elderly.
Shawnee County District Judge Rebecca Crotty has entered a temporary restraining order prohibiting the defendants from operating in Kansas pending the outcome of the case. The attorney general is seeking civil penalties and restitution for Kansas consumers.
The defendants have been known to be operating in the Marysville area. Any Kansas consumers who may have done business with the defendants are asked to contact the attorney general’s Consumer Protection Division at (800) 432-2310 or online at www.InYourCornerKansas.org .