BREAKING NEWS

Federal Court blocks EPA’s Clean Water rule from taking effect on August 28, 2015


Jefferson City, Mo. (August 27, 2015) – Attorney General Chris Koster said today that a federal judge has blocked EPA’s new clean water rule from taking effect as scheduled on August 28, 2015. Granting a motion for preliminary injunction filed by Missouri and 12 other states, Judge Ralph Erikson of the U.S. District Court of North Dakota found “the states are likely to succeed on their claim because (1) it appears likely that the EPA has violated its Congressional grant of authority in its promulgation of the Rule at issue and (2) it appears likely the EPA failed to comply with APA requirements when promulgating the Rule.” Read more...

AG Koster obtains restitution for consumer victims of timeshare sales company


Jefferson City, Mo.  (August 20, 2015) – Attorney General Chris Koster today announced that Welk Resort Sales, Inc., a California corporation that sells timeshares in Branson, has entered into an agreement to pay $18,000 in restitution to Missouri consumers who purchased timeshares from Welk. This money will be refunded to 15 Missouri consumer victims. In addition, any agreement between these consumers and Welk has been terminated.  Read more...

AG Koster obtains judgment against Kansas City-area contractor


Jefferson City, Mo. (August 20, 2015) – Attorney General Chris Koster announced today that his office obtained a judgment against William Lahn, a contractor in the Kansas City area, in Jackson County Circuit Court. The court found Lahn to be in violation of Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act for taking upfront payments for construction and concrete jobs without completing the work as promised or providing refunds to consumers. Lahn failed to respond to the lawsuit.  Read more...

AG Koster obtains restitution for consumers, civil penalties against home-security company


Jefferson City, Mo. (August 19, 2015) – Attorney General Chris Koster today announced that Vision Security, LLC (“Vision”), a Utah-based home security company, has entered into an agreement to pay $10,000 in civil penalties and pay restitution to Missouri consumers who were harmed by the company’s deceptive business practices. Read more...
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