A local contractor with two Galion mailing addresses in northern Morrow County is facing a lawsuit from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine over claims he provided incomplete or shoddy paving services to consumers.
The suit accuses BL Concrete Construction LLC and its owner Larry M. Hurst of violating Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act and Home Solicitation Sales Act.
The Ohio Attorney General’s Office reported five unresolved complaints against the business Tuesday with reported losses totaling more than $23,000.
“We are seeking refunds for affected consumers and an end to any unfair or deceptive practices committed by this contractor,” DeWine said. “Any other consumers who have had a problem with this or another home improvement contractor should contact my office.”
Hurst said he was unaware of the lawsuit when contacted by phone Tuesday.
“I haven’t been served any papers yet, I have an appointment on (Oct. 13) to discuss this matter at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office with Brandon Duck,” BL Concrete Construction LLC Owner Larry M. Hurst said. “Until I meet with the Attorney General’s office, I will not discuss this any further.”
The Attorney General’s lawsuit, filed Monday in Franklin County Common Pleas Court, accuses the business and its owner of failing to deliver promised services, performing shoddy and substandard work, engaging in a consumer transaction while having an unsatisfied judgment with another consumer, and failing to give consumers proper notice of their three-day right to cancel a door-to-door sale.
In the lawsuit, the Attorney General seeks consumer restitution, an injunction to stop consumer law violations, and civil penalties.
Deborah Elaine Evans contributed to this story.