LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (Legal
Newsline) — Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced a
consumer-protection lawsuit Dec. 21 against Morrilton-based NuCold
Refrigeration Inc. and its owner, Jerry Collins of Plumerville. NuCold also
conducts business under the names RV Fridge House and RV Icebox.
The defendants in the lawsuit
sell, re-manufacture, repair and service ammonia cooling units for RV
refrigerators. According to allegations, consumers often pay over the phone for
products that they then never receive. Other consumers purportedly receive
their products well after the date they were promised. Many of these products are
faulty, Rutledge’s office argues.
“After receiving more than 200
complaints from citizens across the country and conducting a multiyear
investigation, I am taking action to shut down this bad business,” Rutledge said. “Multiple individuals from dozens of states have
suffered a financial loss because of the deceitful actions of NuCold, not only
hurting them but also putting a negative light on the overall Arkansas business
Rutledge seeks civil
penalties, consumer restitution, attorney fees, costs and additional relief. Her office filed
the lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court.