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50-715. Civil liability for willful noncompliance. Any consumer reporting agency or user of information which willfully fails to comply with any requirement imposed under K.S.A. 50-701 to 50-722, inclusive, and amendments thereto, with respect to any consumer is liable to that consumer in an amount equal to the sum of

(a) any actual damages sustained by the consumer as a result of the failure;

(b) such amount of punitive damages as the court may allow; and

(c) in the case of any successful action to enforce any liability under this section, the costs of the action together with reasonable attorney's fees as determined by the court.

History: L. 1973, ch. 85, ยง 150; January 1, 1974.

Law Review and Bar Journal References:

"Recovery of Attorney Fees in Kansas," Mark A. Furney, 18 W.L.J. 535, 560 (1979).

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Compliance with subpoena requiring retail credit information would not subject retail merchant to action for damages. Kansas Commission on Civil rights v. Sears, Roebuck & Co., 216 K. 306, 320, 532 P.2d 1263.


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