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74-32,178. Violations of act; Kansas consumer protection act; injunctions; civil fine. Upon application of the attorney general or a county or district attorney, a district court shall have jurisdiction to enjoin any violation of this act and to enjoin persons from engaging in business in this state. In any action brought to enforce the provisions of this act, if the court finds that a person willfully used any deceptive or misleading act or practice or operates an institution without first obtaining and maintaining a certificate of approval, the attorney general or a county or district attorney, upon petition to the court, may recover on behalf of the state, in addition to the criminal penalties provided in this act, a civil penalty not exceeding $5,000 for each violation. For purposes of this section, an intentional violation occurs when the person committing the violation knew or should have known that the conduct of the person consisted of acts or practices which were deceptive or misleading including the operation of an institution without first obtaining a certificate of approval from the state board. Any violation of this act or any rule or regulation adopted pursuant thereto is a deceptive act or practice under the Kansas consumer protection act. Any remedy provided by this act shall be in addition to any other remedy provided by the Kansas consumer protection act.

History: L. 2004, ch. 185, § 18; L. 2010, ch. 150, § 7; July 1.

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