Saturday, November 26, 2011

Ohio AG Lawsuit: Rogue Contractor Violated State Law By Stiffing Homeowners Out Of $20K+ In Paving Work

From the Office of the Ohio Attorney General:

  • Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against Cleveland-based Family Paving & Cement LLC for multiple violations of consumer law, including failure to deliver and shoddy work.

  • Consumers paid this company thousands of dollars for driveway paving or general home improvement work that either was never delivered or was done in a shoddy manner,” Attorney General DeWine said. “Previous attempts to resolve the issues have failed, leaving us no choice but to file this lawsuit.”


  • The Ohio Attorney General’s Office has received four consumer complaints against the business since August 2009. In the complaints, consumers report total losses of more than $20,000. One consumer said she paid $16,400 for windows and siding work that was never completed.

  • The Attorney General’s lawsuit charges Family Paving & Cement and its owner with multiple violations of Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act, including failing to deliver, violating the Deposit Rule, performing shoddy work, failing to secure permits, and failing to register as a contractor. The lawsuit seeks injunctive relief, civil penalties, and restitution for consumers.

For the Ohio AG press release, see Attorney General DeWine Files Lawsuit Against Cleveland-Area Paving Company.

For the lawsuit, see State of Ohio v. Family Paving & Cement LLC, et al.

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