2018 News Releases

Missouri tree and lawn care company ordered to repay Kansas consumer

Release Date: May 14, 2018

TOPEKA – (May 14, 2018) – A Missouri tree and lawn care company has been ordered to repay $1,000 to a Kansas consumer after violating Kansas consumer protection laws, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Five-Star Tree & Lawn, LLC, of Lexington, Mo., was ordered to refund the consumer, and comply with Kansas consumer protection laws in the future. District Judge Franklin Theis approved the consent judgment last week in Shawnee County District Court. In addition to the consumer restitution, the company was ordered to comply with all Kansas consumer protection laws in the future and to repay the attorney general’s office for the cost of the investigation.

Schmidt had accused the company of violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act by engaging in door-to-door sales, where the company failed to furnish the consumer with receipts containing notice of their three-day right to cancel. The company was also accused of unlawfully cashing the consumer’s check before waiting the required five business days.

A copy of the consent judgment is available at http://bit.ly/2wHn947.

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