Two Ohio consumers have filed a class action lawsuit against Home Depot U.S.A., Inc. over what is alleged to be deceptive, unfair, and illegal conduct of Home Depot’s general contractor program.
When a consumer cancels a contract under the Home Solicitation Sales Act, that consumer cannot be forced to arbitrate the dispute when the dispute is filed in court.
You can’t find most of your Ohio consumer rights in the law. They are only accessible in a little-known database.
According to the Court, Perrino Builders and Pat Perrino “have no authority” to bring the claims against Myers in the manner they tried to bring them.
This change in the law increases the potential reward for consumers, increases the risk and stakes for corporate Goliaths, and takes away one of the key weapons corporations use to avoid liability: arbitration.
Cleveland-Area Contractor Perrino Builders Sues its Customers; Customers Respond by Seeking Sanctions for Frivolous Conduct
Dan Myers seeks sanctions against Perrino Builders and its attorneys for frivolous conduct, claiming that Perrino Builders’ requests are contrary to over a century of settled law.
In its September 8, 2016 decision, a unanimous Eighth District Court of Appeals panel handed Ohio consumers a big victory. The Court held for the first time that contractor bonds are intended to protect homeowners and consumers from harm.