WICHITA, Kan. – Riverside Café’s mum or dad firm and its proprietor have entered right into a consent judgment and everlasting injunction with the Workplace of the District Lawyer and agreed to pay $60,397.28.
The District Lawyer’s Client Safety Division obtained a number of client complaints that Riverside Café was charging prospects an unlawful surcharge of 4% for utilizing bank cards to buy their meals, in response to a media launch from the Sedgwick County District Lawyer’s Workplace
Authorities knowledgeable Paul Cohlmia and Riverside Ventures, Inc. that the surcharge was in violation of Ok.S.A. 16a-2-403 and likewise the Kansas Client Safety Act (KCPA). The District Lawyer filed the case after Riverside continued to cost the surcharge in any respect three of its areas, 9125 W. Central Ave., 739 W. 13th St. N. and 824 N. Baltimore Ave. in Derby.
The price of figuring out and paying particular shoppers for the roughly fifty-cents ($0.50) they had been overcharged can be impractical, in order a part of the consent judgment and everlasting injunction defendants admitted to the violations, stopped charging a surcharge, and agreed to pay $30,000 to bona fide charitable organizations serving Sedgwick County. Defendants additionally agreed to pay a $30,000 civil penalty together with courtroom prices and investigative bills for a complete of $60,397.28.
The District Lawyer reminds residents that an unlawful surcharge, or worth enhance, is “unconscionable” and subsequently a violation of the Kansas Client Safety Act. Costs must also be clearly marked.
The consent judgment and everlasting injunction had been signed by Decide Kevin Mark Smith on February 20, 20