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Arkansas attorney general alleges NuCold Refrigeration violated consumer protection laws

By Mark Iandolo | Jan 11, 2017

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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 community.”


Rutledge seeks civil penalties, consumer restitution, attorney fees, costs and additional relief. Her office filed the lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court.

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