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Kansas finalizes negotiation details with tobacco companies

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced Nov. 6 that his office has finally resolved a years-long negotiation over a dispute with tobacco companies related to how the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement (MSA) should be implemented.

Kansas joins coalition in backing Congress' use of CRA to overturn agency regulations

TOPEKA (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced July 31 he has joined the attorneys general of 14 states in supporting a federal law that allows Congress to review and overturn agency regulations.

Federal appeals court strikes down FCC limits on intrastate inmate calling services

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced June 15 that a federal appeals court struck down federal limits on the price for inmate calling services.

Attorney general urges Kansas Supreme Court to approve new school finance plan

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced June 16 that he has urged the state’s Supreme Court to move quickly and approve the new school finance plan that Gov. Sam Brownback recently signed into law.

Kansas announces debt collection ban for a deceptive practices

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced May 26 that Jacobs Marsh LLC and owner Joseph Arena of Williamsville, New York, have been banned from the debt collection and debt enforcement business in the state.

Kansas receives $62 million in annual payout from tobacco Master Settlement Agreement

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced April 20 that the state received $62 million in its annual tobacco settlement payout.

Kansas' Schmidt elected president of National Association of Attorneys General

BOSTON (Legal Newsline) — The Office of Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has announced that Schmidt was recently elected president-elect of the National Association of Attorneys General.

Billing Services Group North America agrees to reform business practices

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has announced Billing Services Group North America Inc. has agreed to settle allegations it added unauthorized charges to consumers’ home telephone bills – a process known as “cramming.”

Kansas receives $59.1 million annual tobacco settlement payment

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has announced the state has received its annual tobacco settlement payment of $59,124,916.31.

Financial Help Services barred from doing business in Kansas pending lawsuit

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has announced that Financial Help Services Inc. has been barred from doing business in Kansas due to concern over its business practices.

Kansas AG protests federal government's 'transitional reinsurance' health care tax

Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced he will lead a coalition of 13 states in opposing the federal government’s proposed plan to tax states to pay for allegedly expensive health care reforms mandated under the Affordable Care Act.

Kansas attorney general continues fight against potential federal energy regulations

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has announced his state’s strategy to combat what it believes are illegal federal energy regulations and will continue to focus on protecting consumers.

Kansas agrees with Native Americans to account for tobacco sales on tribal lands

TOPEKA, Kansas (Legal Newsline) — Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has praised the Kansas Legislature for approving two compacts seeking to increase cooperation with Native American tribes on accounting for tobacco sales on tribal lands.

T's Lawn Service to pay $78,000 over allegations of deceptive sales practices

TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced that a judgment will force Travis D. Kaiser, doing business as T’s Lawn Service, to pay more than $78,000 for allegations of violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.

Kansas attorney general settles with K-Designers for $110,000 in telemarketing case

TOPKEA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced that Judson Enterprises Inc. (K-Designers) of Gold River, California, will pay $110,000 due to allegations it violated the No-Call Act and the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.

U.S. Supreme Court ruling favors states in anti-trust laws on natural gas price fixing

Kansas, other states can continue to enforce antitrust laws to prevent retail price fixing

Kansas AG seeks reversal of home health worker regulations

Derek Schmidt argues that U.S. Department of Labor overstepped its authority

Calif. marketing company banned from operating in Kansas

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt received an injunction against Lead Direct Marketing, of Oakley, California, on Wednesday that prohibits the company from doing business in the state until its owner cooperates with an investigation into its business practices.

Kan. sues NJ school supplier for false claims

Attorney General Derek Schmidt sued Scholastic School Supply on Thursday for allegedly billing 317 Kansas schools for books that were never purchased or received.

Sirius XM Radio to pay settlement to consumers

Sirius XM Radio, Inc., one of the largest providers of satellite providers in the United States, agreed to a settlement after allegedly violating consumer protection laws in 44 states, including Kansas, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said on Thursday.