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Suppliers operated two cemeteries in Ohio and entered into contracts with consumers to provide funeral and burial goods and services, including grave markers. Suppliers were not properly registered with the Ohio Department of Commerce, Division of Real Estate and Professional Licensing as a cemetery company. Suppliers accepted substantial down payments from consumers for the purchase of goods and services, specifically grave markers, and failed to deliver the purchased goods or services. Suppliers agree to properly register with the Ohio Secretary of State's Office and with the Ohio Department of Commerce. Suppliers agree to refrain from accepting down payments from consumers for funeral and burial at need and pre-need goods or services and then failing to provide those goods or services or allowing more than eight weeks to elapse without delivering the goods or services or making a full refund of the down payments. Suppliers to pay $12,145.27 in consumer restitution or, in the alternative, fully deliver the goods or services ordered by consumers within 90 days of the Execution Date of the AVC. Suppliers agree to pay $25,000.00 in attorney fees and costs (suspended).
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