Bryan Cohen Mar. 12, 2014, 2:35pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced on Tuesday that he obtained a temporary restraining order against a Minnesota-based roofing company that allegedly violated the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.
Schmidt filed a lawsuit in Shawnee County District Court against the Eagan, Minn.-based Pinnacle Exteriors LLC for allegedly engaging in deceptive and unconscionable practices while going door-to-door selling roofing services. Pinnacle Exteriors also allegedly attempted to collect money from Kansans for work that was never performed.
Last week, Shawnee County District Judge Rebecca Crotty entered a temporary restraining order prohibiting Pinnacle Exteriors from operating in Kansas until it complies with an investigative subpoena issued by Schmidt's office.
Pinnacle Exteriors is known to have operated in Reno and Shawnee counties. Schmidt encouraged any Kansans with information about the company to contact his Consumer Protection Division.
Schmidt's office is responsible for administering the new Roofing Registration Act. The law requires all roofing contractors operating in Kansas to register with Schmidt's office. Since the Roofing Registration Act took effect on July 1, more than 600 roofers have registered.