DeWine alleges company never delivered

Bryan Cohen Feb. 28, 2012, 1:33pm


STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit on Tuesday against the operator of Future Sound and Security and Future Sound Inc. for alleged misrepresentation and failure to deliver.

Mark Liggett, doing business as Future Sound and Security and Future Sound Inc. in Wintersville, is allegedly engaged in multiple violations of Ohio's consumer laws. Liggett advertises, sells and installs stereo and audio equipment, system monitors and security control systems to consumers in Ohio and other states.

"This individual accepted money for services he never provided," DeWine said. "He took large down payments from consumers, often in cash and either failed to deliver or provided defective, lower quality parts."

Despite the name of his company, Future Sound Inc., the business is allegedly not currently incorporated.

DeWine's office has received more than 12 complaints against the business and said that there may have been additional consumers who have been affected. The complaints cite multiple problems with the business involving car starters, car radios, audio equipment and other similar services or goods.

The business allegedly accepts down payments from consumers and either fails to deliver any services, goods or refunds or provides parts that are lower in quality, lower in price and/or defective. The lawsuit alleges that the business is engaged in multiple violations of the state's Consumers Sales Practices Act, including violating the Deposits Rule, making false and misleading statements, and failure to deliver. The lawsuit seeks injunctive relief, civil penalties and consumer restitution.

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