Law Firms Shielded From Credit Act, Kan. High Court Says

Law360, New York (November 22, 2013, 5:44 PM EST) -- The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday determined that law firms are exempt from the state’s Credit Services Organization Act, but refused to definitively rule whether the regulation of lawyers under the state’s Consumer Protection Act encroaches on judicial authority.

In answering the first of a pair of questions certified from Kansas district court, the state’s top court found that a provision exempting attorneys from the CSOA must apply to law firms as well. To find otherwise would risk “absurd results,” such as a situation in which...
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