TOPEKA, Kan. (Legal Newsline) - Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt announced on Friday that a Missouri paving company has been banned from doing business in Kansas after allegedly violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act.
Quality Road Construction and Eddie Jones, Gary Leroy Haynes and Todd Haynes, were ordered not to solicit business in Kansas and to refund $19,500 to Kansans who allegedly lost money to their operation. Judge Kim Cudney entered the final judgment in Cloud County District Court last week.
"Every summer, we find groups of deceptive and illegitimate contractors trying to take advantage of Kansas consumers," Schmidt said. "Finding and shutting down these fraudulent groups is important to protecting Kansans' pocketbooks."
The defendants, doing business as Quality Road Construction, allegedly defrauded at least three Kansas consumers by going door-to-door in North Central and Northeast Kansas last summer offering to pave driveways. The pavers allegedly did not disclose all of their charges at the time of the sale and failed to advise the consumers of their given rights under the state's Consumer Protection Act.