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50-677. Same; enhanced civil penalty. If any person is found to have violated any provision of the Kansas consumer protection act, and such violation is committed against a protected consumer, in addition to any civil penalty otherwise provided by law, the court may impose an additional civil penalty not to exceed $10,000 for each such violation.

History: L. 1996, ch. 121, § 2; L. 2010, ch. 129, § 7; July 1.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"The Untapped Potential of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act," Amy Fellows, 74 J.K.B.A. No. 4, 24 (2005).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Knowledge by defendant of plaintiff's disability status is not a precondition for enhanced penalty. Lowe v. Surpas Resource Corp., 253 F.Supp.2d 1209, 1230 (2003).

2. Issue concerning whether debtor was entitled to enhanced penalty under KCPA cannot be decided on summary judgment motion. Caputo v. Professional Recovery Services, Inc., 261 F.Supp.2d 1249, 1262 (2003).


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