MAUMEE, Ohio (Legal Newsline) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit Monday against a Toledo-area roofing company and its owners for alleged shoddy work and failure to deliver services to consumers.

Barnes Construction Companies Inc. and Christopher and Christina Barnes, the company's owners, offered roofing and construction services to consumers in Lucas County. The business collected payment for services but allegedly performed shoddy work or no work at all.

"Consumers who entrust businesses with their hard-earned dollars rightly expect to get what they were promised and what they paid for," DeWine said. "By law businesses must honor their agreements with consumers, and my office is committed to making sure they do."

In one instance, a consumer won a new roof from Barnes Construction through a sweepstakes. The consumer expected to receive the roof, but the business allegedly never delivered the service or returned the consumer's calls.

The lawsuit alleges the business and its owners engaged in multiple violations of Ohio's Consumer Sales Practices Act, including violating the Prize Rule, performing shoddy work and failure to deliver. The lawsuit seeks injunctive relief, civil penalties and consumer restitution.

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