TOPEKA – A group of Oklahoma pavers accused of violating state laws in dealing with a dozen consumers in four Kansas counties, including McPherson, has been permanently banned from doing business in Kansas.
The individuals and their companies were also ordered to repay more than $40,000 to customers, Attorney General Derek Schmidt stated in a news release.
Defendants Harry Cooper, Harry Cooper Jr., and Robert Cooper, doing business as A.L. Paving Contractors, Paving Contractors, Asphalt Paving and JJ Paving, all of Spiro, Okla., were permanently enjoined from conducting consumer transactions and door-to-door sales in Kansas.
The order was part of a consent judgment approved Monday by Shawnee County District Court Judge Franklin R. Theis. The judgment also requires the defendants to repay $41,430 to Kansas consumers and reimburse the attorney general’s office for the costs of its investigation.
Schmidt accused the three men of violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act by soliciting paving services door-to-door, failing to notify consumers of their three-day right to cancel the transaction and cashing their checks prior to the five-day waiting period.
The affected customers were in Butler, McPherson, Ottawa and Saline counties, the release stated.
A copy of the consent judgment is available at http://bit.ly/2MmMIuU.