Montpelier, VT: (Jul-23-07) The Vermont Attorney General's Office brought charges against Levi Stanley, a St. Albans paver, alleging that he violated the Fraud Act. He was accused of unilaterally changing some contract terms, including raising agreed-upon prices, changing promised guarantees, and otherwise altering terms of work that he had accepted. Consumers complained that he gave them substandard work and he failed to comply with the state's three-day right to cancel, which requires detailed right-to-cancel disclosures in any door-to-door sale of goods of services, including paving.
In a settlement reached, Stanley, who operated under the name Colonial Hot Top, will pay $300 to each of 55 consumers who claimed to be deceived by him. An additional $5,000 will be set aside to cover similar and credible claims by other consumers filed before Oct. 1, 2007. Further, another $15,000 will be paid to the state.
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