Bryan Cohen Jun. 20, 2013, 6:13pm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against a defunct Kansas City-based medical spa and its owner for allegedly failing to deliver services or offer refunds to customers.

Koster's office received approximately 20 complaints from Missouri consumers about Hudson Med Spa and Tracey George, the company's owner. Hudson Med Spa allegedly failed to deliver pre-paid hair removal, skin care and other cosmetic services. The company then allegedly closed without offering refunds to customers.

The lawsuit alleges that George and Hudson Med Spa violated the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act through false promises, unfair business practices and deception. Since closing down Hudson Med Spa, George opened a similar business in Kansas City called House of Elan.

"Consumers have recourse available when businesses don't follow through as promised," Koster said. "My office will hold those businesses accountable when they violate Missouri law."

Koster's lawsuit seeks civil penalties, monetary restitution for affected Missourians and an injunction to prevent Hudson Med Spa from doing future business in Missouri.

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