Kansas Antitrust Laws

The Unfair Trade and Consumer Protection Act, Article I, Chapter 50 of Kansas Statutes, provide for the State’s laws regarding antitrust.   Private action by persons, injured or damaged, is permissible under K.S.A. § 50-108 and § 50-115 of the law.  In addition, the Attorney General or County Attorney may also enforce action.  The private party may recover reasonable attorney fees from such actions.  The period of limitation prescribed under § 50-139 read with § 60-511, for commencing an action under this law is five years.

K.S.A. § 50-108

Except as provided in K.S.A. 12-205, and amendments thereto, any person that may be damaged by any such agreement, trusts or combinations described in K.S.A. 50-101 and 50-102, and amendments thereto, may sue for and recover in any court of competent jurisdiction in this state, of any person operating such trust or combination, such damages sustained, together with reasonable attorney fees.

K.S.A. § 50-115

Except as provided in K.S.A. 12-205, and amendments thereto, any person injured or damaged by any such arrangement, contract, agreement, trust or combination, described in K.S.A. 50-112 and 50-113, and amendments thereto, may sue for and recover in any court of competent jurisdiction in this state, of any person, the full consideration or sum paid by such person for any goods, wares, merchandise and articles included in or advanced or controlled in price by such combination, or the full amount of money borrowed.

K.S.A. § 50-139
All actions brought to enforce this act shall be brought pursuant to chapter 60 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated, and amendments thereto.

K.S.A. § 60-511

The following actions shall be brought within five (5) years: (1) An action upon any agreement, contract or promise in writing.

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(5)  An action for relief, other than the recovery of real property not provided for in this article.


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