Terms Used In Kansas Statutes 50-1133
- Consumer: means an individual who is a resident of this state. See Kansas Statutes 50-1117
- Credit services organization: means a person who engages in, or holds out to the public as willing to engage in, the business of debt management services for a fee, compensation or gain, or in the expectation of a fee, compensation or gain. See Kansas Statutes 50-1117
- Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
(a) Any consumer injured by a violation of this act or any rule and regulation promulgated thereunder may bring an action for recovery of damages. The damages awarded may not be less than the amount paid by the consumer to the credit services organization plus reasonable attorney fees and court costs.
(b) The consumer may also be awarded punitive damages.