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Morrisey takes action against Monongalia County contractor

CHARLESTON — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Wednesday he has taken enforcement action against Hawkins Construction of Monongalia County and two other contractors whose alleged conduct violates various facets of West Virginia’s consumer protection laws.

“Consumers trust — and the law requires — contractors to do professional work,” Morrisey said. “Contractors who defraud consumers and violate our state’s consumer protection laws must be held accountable. These enforcement actions demonstrate how our office will vigorously pursue con artists at every step in the process.”

The state filed suit against Hawkins Construction and its owners in late December. The lawsuit alleges the company performed substandard roofing work for a Morgantown consumer and failed to make repairs or refund the consumer’s money.

The Hawkins lawsuit also alleges the defendant worked with an expired contractor’s license and failed to use written contracts or provide consumers with notice of the three-day right to cancel. It seeks restitution and a court order forcing the company to comply with state law or cease doing business.

Elsewhere, the Attorney General also took action against Kyle Construction of Kanawha County and Robert E. Jones of Putnam County.

The state filed a petition to enforce its previously approved agreement with Kyle Construction of Kanawha County. The late December filing alleges the company defaulted on its obligation to repay a customer for shoddy workmanship.

In the Robert Jones case, the State asked the court in late December to hold Jones in contempt for his failure to adhere to a court order requiring him to turn over certain documents and information no later than the end of November, which according to the petition, he failed to produce.

The lawsuit accuses Jones of violating state consumer protection laws with home improvement projects in Putnam, Kanawha, Mason and Jackson counties.

Read the full filings as follows — Hawkins Construction at https://bit.ly/37DgAzW, Kyle Construction at https://bit.ly/37E0Qg8 and Robert Jones at https://bit.ly/2WBfxu0.

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