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.
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