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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
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Defendants committed unfair and deceptive acts and practices in violation of the CSPA by: 1) making false claims in advertising and causing consumers to believe such claims were true, when such was not the case; 2) accepting deposits from consumers in connection with the sale of consumer goods and failing to provide dated receipts stating the time during which the option was binding and whether the deposit was refundable, and under what conditions; 3) accepting money from consumers for goods and then failing to deliver the goods or make a full refund to consumers; 4) representing that the goods for sale were donated by federal government agencies and corporate sponsors and causing consumers to believe such claims were true when, in fact, the goods were purchased from liquidation and surplus auction sales; 5) representing that they were affiliated with Autism Speaks, when such was not the case; 6) routinely failing to deliver goods ordered and paid for by consumers and failing to refund consumers' deposits; and 7) making false and misleading statements of opinion upon which consumers were likely to rely to their detriment. Defendants ordered to pay $17,970 in consumer restitution and $50,000 in civil penalties.
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