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66-178. Same; suits by individuals or corporations permitted. No statute providing for the regulation of public utilities or common carriers shall be construed to estop or hinder any person or corporation from bringing suit against any such public utility or common carrier for any violation of the laws of this state for the government of public utilities and common carriers.

History: R.S. 1923, 66-178; December 27.

Source or Prior Law:

L. 1883, ch. 124, § 25; L. 1901, ch. 286, § 35; Revised, 1923.

CASE ANNOTATIONS

1. Noted in opinion holding 66-176 grants court in damage action power to award treble damages; KCC cannot award damages. Western Kansas Express, Inc. v. Dugan Truck Lines, Inc., 11 Kan. App. 2d 336, 339, 341, 720 P.2d 1132 (1986).

2. Consumer protection act (50-623 et seq.) not preempted by state corporation commission in cases involving deceptive practices by intrastate carriers. Bailey v. Morgan Drive-Away, Inc., 647 F. Supp. 648, 656 (1986).


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