(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today announced a lawsuit for misrepresentation and failure to deliver against WTF Motorsports, Inc., Columbus Cycle, and Christopher Haehn doing business as Columbus Scooter & Cycle Outlet and Columbus Cycle. The lawsuit charges Christopher Haehn and his businesses with multiple violations of Ohio’s consumer laws.
“My office will not tolerate businesses that take advantage of consumers,” said Attorney General DeWine. “This individual accepted money for products and services he never provided.”
Through his business, Haehn sold and repaired scooters, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), and motorcycles in Franklin County.
According to the lawsuit, the business accepted down payments from consumers and failed to deliver goods, services, or refunds. In their complaints, consumers said they made deposits for products or services they never received or paid for extended warranties that were never honored.
The lawsuit charges the businesses with multiple violations of Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act, including failure to deliver, violating the Deposit Rule, failing to honor warranties, and making false and misleading statements. The lawsuit seeks permanent injunctive relief, consumer restitution, and civil penalties.
Attorney General DeWine reminds consumers to research businesses with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office and Better Business Bureau before making any payments.
Consumers who believe they have been treated unfairly should file a complaint with the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov or 800-282-0515.
March 4-10, 2012, is National Consumer Protection Week. To learn more, visit www.OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov/NCPW.
Lisa Peterson-Hackley: 614-466-3840
Dan Tierney: 614-466-3840
Copy of lawsuit (PDF)