JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Legal Newsline) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster filed a lawsuit Wednesday against a Christian County travel package business that allegedly took consumers' money without delivering their Branson vacation packages.
Mr. Nice Guy's Vacation Corporation and Andrew Callison, the company's owner, allegedly took upfront money ranging from $99 to $839 from at least 35 consumers for Branson vacation packages between Dec. 1, 2009, and Jan. 3, 2011. Callison said that consumers would have 12 months or longer to redeem the trips, which included hotel accommodations and entertainment passes. When consumers tried to contact the business, Callison and Mr. Nice Guy's Vacations allegedly failed to answer the phone and failed to provide the trips or refunds.
"Mr. Nice Guy's Vacations took the hard-earned money of Missourians who were seeking a few days of vacation," Koster said. "My office will continue to work to protect consumers and to pursue individuals like Mr. Callison when they fail to provide services as promised."
Koster's lawsuit seeks restitution for consumers, civil penalties and court costs. Koster is also seeking a court order that would prevent Callison from doing business in the state of Missouri.