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Lawsuit seeks restitution from 2 Ohio contractors

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has announced lawsuits against two Ohio home improvement contractors accused of failing to deliver promised services to consumers.  

The lawsuits charge Michael Combs of Fairfield and Michael Evilsizer of Westerville with violations of Ohio's consumer laws.

The lawsuits state Combs did business with Granite Designs and Evilsizer did business with Buckeye Exteriors. 

"Consumers gave these contractors thousands of dollars for work that was not performed as promised," Attorney General DeWine said in a press release. "We try to resolve the issues out of court, but when months go by with no resolution for consumers, we must move forward." 

Granite Designs, which is no longer in business, offered granite installation services to consumers in Southwest Ohio. Six consumers filed complaints saying they paid an average of about $3 thousand for work that was not completed as promised.

The Attorney General's lawsuit, filed in the Butler County Common Pleas Court, charges Combs with failure to deliver, performing shoddy work and violating the Home Solicitation Sales Act by failing to give consumers proper notice of their right to cancel. 

Buckeye Exteriors specializes in home window replacement, vinyl siding, and roofing. The Attorney General's Office currently is aware of six unresolved complaints from consumers who said they paid between $950 and $10 thousand for construction work that was not delivered as promised.

The lawsuit, filed in the Franklin County Common Pleas Court, charges the business and its owner with failure to deliver, performing shoddy work and violating the Repairs and Services Rule.

The lawsuits seek restitution for consumers, an injunction to stop further violations and civil penalties.

Consumers who believe they have been treated unfairly should contact the Ohio Attorney General's Office at 800-282-0515 or www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov

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