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AG Derek Schmidt: More than 20 years of consumer-protection judgments now available online

Release Date: Feb 13, 2018

TOPEKA – (February 13, 2018) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt today announced that his office has for the first time published online more than 20 years of judgments from his office’s Consumer Protection Division.

State law requires that the office maintain a “public file” of final judgments obtained by the attorney general’s office and rendered by a court under the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. Until now, that file was available only by making a request to the attorney general’s office under the Kansas Open Records Act. Schmidt’s office now has published all judgments back to 1995 on the attorney general’s website in a searchable form. Partial records are available back to 1986. The office continues to work on adding older cases to the site.

“We are pleased to make these records of public interest available in an easy-to-search format,” Schmidt said. “Kansas consumers can now find out by searching this site whether a company or individual has faced a court judgment from an enforcement action brought by the attorney general’s office for violating, or being accused of violating, the Kansas Consumer Protection Act during the past two decades.”

The judgments are available on the attorney general’s consumer protection website at www.InYourCornerKansas.org/judgments.

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