To file a complaint online, click here.
Here’s a snapshot of the laws in Kansas regarding deceptive advertising:
Kansas Statutes § 50-626: Prohibits the use of deception in connection with consumer transactions, and states that deception includes, but is not limited to, making misrepresentations about the property or services at issue.
Some of the penalties that fraudulent or deceptive advertisers may suffer in Kansas include:
- Revocation of any license or certificate to engage in business in the state of Kansas (Kansas Statutes § 50-632);
- The cost of reasonable attorney’s fees of the person suing, if that person wins the lawsuit (Kansas Statutes § 50-634);
- Up to $10,000 per violation of the law against deceptive consumer transactions (Kansas Statutes § 50-636);
- Up to $20,000 per willful violation of a court order (Kansas Statutes § 50-636).
Small Claims Court in Kansas
If you’re not trying to recover big bucks, but rather just trying to recoup the money you spent on a product or service after being duped by a false ad, then you might consider filing a lawsuit in Small Claims Court.
For general info about filing a lawsuit in Small Claims Court, click here.
For info on how to file a Small Claims lawsuit in Kansas, click here.
Researching Consumer Complaints
To obtain copies of complaints consumers have filed against a business, you can send a Freedom of Information request to:
Office of the Attorney General
120 SW 10th Ave., 2nd Floor
Topeka, KS 66612-1597
A sample Freedom of Information Request can be found here.
**Please note that this page is informational only and does not take the place of legal advice. Please also note that the above summary is meant to provide a brief look at the laws in Kansas, and not a comprehensive list.**
The chief law enforcement official in each one of the 50 states; also refers to the person heading the federal government’s Justice Department
A court order that requires a person or company to do a particular act or to refrain from doing a particular act. Example? A court order prohibiting a company from using an ad that’s been deemed deceptive.