2016 News Releases

AG Derek Schmidt: Lawrence roofer ordered to pay $46,000 in restitution, banned from doing business

Release Date: Dec 09, 2016

LAWRENCE – (December 9, 2016) – A Lawrence roofer has been ordered to repay more than $46,000 to consumers for violating the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, Attorney General Derek Schmidt said.

Aaron Joshua Damm, who did business as Kaw Valley Roofing, has been ordered by Douglas County District Court Judge James McCabria to repay $46,143.70 to eight consumers. The court also prohibited Damm from advertising, soliciting or selling any services, goods or property – and specifically barred him from engaging in door-to-door sales – in Kansas until the restitution is paid in full.

Schmidt filed suit against Damm in September 2014, alleging violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act. In October of this year, the court entered summary judgment in favor of the attorney general. In an order filed this week, the court finalized the remaining provisions of the judgment.

The court found that Damm committed 25 violations of the Kansas Consumer Protection Act, including engaging in door-to-door sales but failing to provide consumers with notice of their three-day right to cancel and accepting payments from eight consumers in Douglas, Jefferson, Osage and Shawnee counties without performing any work on their roofs.

Schmidt reminded consumers to make sure roofing contractors are properly registered with the attorney general’s office, as required by law, before signing any contract or having any work done.  Consumers should request a copy of their roofer’s registration certificate and then should check the attorney general’s consumer protection website at www.InYourCornerKansas.org to confirm that the registration remains active.

 

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