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W.Va.AG Files Lawsuit Against Cabell County Home Inspector
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 01:24 Updated 5 hours ago Froma News Release by WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey](http://www.huntingtonnews.net/65389)
[FONT=“Helvetica”]CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced thefiling of a lawsuit that seeks a court order to shut down a Cabell County homeinspection business for alleged violations of the state’s Consumer Credit and ProtectionAct.[/FONT]
The lawsuit alleges Safe & Sound Inspection Services, owned and operated byIvan Leon Harless, charged customers for water removal and/or mold remediation,but failed to complete the work or refund their payments.
“Protecting consumers against deceptive business practices is a top priorityfor my office,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “Businesses that operate withinWest Virginia are required to follow the rule of law. We will vigorouslyprosecute those who choose an unlawful path.”
The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Cabell County Circuit Court, alleges Harlesscontinued to operate Safe & Sound Inspection Services after its statelicense was dissolved for failing to file an annual report with the WestVirginia Secretary of State’s Office in 2014.
Harless then pleaded guilty in January 2017 to obtaining goods by falsepretenses and fraudulent schemes.
The Attorney General seeks an injunction to prohibit the company or its ownerfrom engaging in future business. The lawsuit also asks for reimbursement forconsumers who were harmed by Safe & Sound business practices, court costs,investigative costs, attorneys’ fees and penalties of $5,000 for each violationof the state’s Consumer Credit and Protection Act.
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