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  • Welcome!

    Welcome to the official website for the Kansas attorney general’s office.  We work hard every day to serve Kansas, and I hope you will find this information helpful.

    Thank you for the privilege of serving as our state’s 44th attorney general!

    Best wishes,
    Derek


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  • Consumer Corner: Watch out for utility scams

    As summer approaches and the temperatures outside continue to rise, so does the possibility that scammers impersonating your utility company are going to show up at your doorstep or call over the phone.


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  • Consumer Corner: Know your rights with door-to-door sales

    Every summer, the attorney general’s office sees a spike in complaints about door-to-door salespeople. Many different products and services are sold door-to-door, but in particular, home improvement services are much more prevalent during the summer.

    Kansas law offers consumers a number of rights when it comes to transactions made at your doorstep.


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  • Attorney General, KBI Director: New budget to significantly strengthen fight against cybercrimes

    Funding included in the newly enacted state budget will significantly strengthen the capacity of the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to fight cybercrimes, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Kansas Bureau of Investigation Director Kirk Thompson said.

    The state budget for the coming year includes $1 million in dedicated funding for KBI investigative personnel who will focus specifically on computer-based crimes and other cybercrimes committed against Kansans.


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  • AG Derek Schmidt: Kansas sues Purdue Pharma over unlawful marketing of opioids

    Kansas has sued Purdue Pharma, alleging that the drug company engaged in unlawful practices in the marketing of its opioid products including OxyContin, Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

    The lawsuit, filed today in Shawnee County District Court, seeks civil penalties and injunctive relief under the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. It alleges that Purdue repeatedly made false and deceptive claims that its opioid products were safe and suitable for a wide range of pain patients and that Purdue failed to support its claims with adequate medical research.


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