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Attorney General DeWine Sues Utah-based Home Security System Company

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today a lawsuit against Platinum Protection, a home-security company. The lawsuit follows dozens of consumer complaints filed with the Attorney General’s Office against the company for alleged misrepresentation of the cost of system installation, the cost of monthly monitoring, and the duration of the monitoring contract, among other complaints. Consumer losses range from $40 to $2,200.


Attorney General DeWine Sues Regency Windows for Failure to Deliver

(AKRON, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit against Regency Windows Corporation for violating Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act by failing to deliver promised services. The Twinsburg-based window seller abruptly closed its doors in January, leaving many consumers with unfulfilled contracts.
“Our primary goal is to help consumers get their money back,” Attorney General DeWine said. “Regency Windows knew it was in trouble financially, but it continued to enter into contracts just weeks and even days before it closed. Consumers lost a lot of money and are upset for good reason.”


Attorney General DeWine Sues Owner of Southwest Ohio Computer Repair Shop

(MASON, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit today against Ronald Denicola Jr., doing business as JR Computer Outlet, a computer repair and sales store with a physical location and a website. The lawsuit is a result of multiple consumer complaints regarding the company failing to provide services that were paid for, not giving proper estimates, and not disclosing its refund policy. The Attorney General's lawsuit alleges multiple violations of Ohio's consumer laws.


Attorney General DeWine Requests Help Locating Wanted Sex Offender

According to records from the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, Paul Price Jr. was convicted in March 2008 for the rape of a juvenile female and was released from prison in April 2011.  Authorities said he last registered his address in October, but hasn't been seen since.


Attorney General DeWine Reminds Ohioans About Refunds for Some Skechers Shoes

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Attorney General Mike DeWine reminded Ohioans today that they may be able to obtain partial refunds if they purchased Skechers-brand rocker-bottom shoes. Last month, Attorney General DeWine announced that Ohio was part of a federal and 44-state settlement with Skechers to resolve claims that it overstated weight-loss benefits in advertisements for its Shape-ups, Tone-ups, and Skechers Resistance Runner shoes.

“Skechers told consumers about certain supposed health benefits of these shoes but an investigation by Ohio and other states found these claims to be lacking,” said Attorney General DeWine. “This settlement is a chance for consumers to get back some of their money.”


Attorney General DeWine Reminds Ohio Local Entities of Program to Fight Bid Rigging

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today reminded local entities that his Office's Partnership for Competitive Purchasing is available to help ensure that local governments and other public entities are not victims of illegal pricing schemes for the goods and services they purchase.



Attorney General DeWine Reminds Local Communities of Demolition Grant Deadline

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today reminded local communities to file grant applications with the Moving Ohio Forward Demolition Program by next week’s July 2 deadline. The Demolition Program helps stabilize and improve communities by removing blighted and abandoned homes with funds from the national mortgage settlement reached earlier this year.


Attorney General DeWine Reaches Agreement with Cleaning Service to Pay Restitution

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced today a settlement with Rob’s Cleaning Service, which also used the names “Ductman” or “The Ductman.” In April, Attorney General DeWine filed a lawsuit against the business charging it with multiple violations of Ohio consumer laws.

“We received complaints from dozens of consumers about this business,” said Attorney General DeWine. “But the owner worked with us to reach an agreement where the company will pay restitution and conduct business in compliance with Ohio’s consumer laws."


Attorney General DeWine Makes Statement on Supreme Court's Health Care Ruling

"There is a victory in this case.  The Supreme Court did not expand the powers under the Commerce Clause."


Attorney General DeWine Asks Ohioans to Register for Blue Alerts

Similar to an AMBER Alert, which notifies the public of a kidnapped child, a Blue Alert will rapidly broadcast information to the public advising them of an at-large suspect who has killed, seriously injured, or kidnapped an Ohio peace officer. 

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