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Mon June 18, 2012
Attorney General files suit against Robeson County manufactured home dealer
A Robeson County manufactured home dealer cannot take new orders or accept payments until all previous orders have been filled – or consumers get their money back.
As WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports, the State Attorney General has filed suit against McMillian Homes over a laundry list of violations.
Allegations include taking consumers’ money but failing to deliver homes as promised, selling damaged homes that were virtually uninhabitable and misleading consumers about the condition of the homes it sold. Many of McMillian’s homes were unfit to live in, says Attorney General Roy Cooper, due to mold and structural problems. And when consumers complained, the company promised to make repairs but didn’t. Cooper contends that some consumers never even received their homes from McMillian Properties, despite having paid for them. Instead, the company offered excuses about why the home couldn’t be delivered, and refused to provide refunds.
Cooper is seeking a permanent ban on what he calls the unfair business practices of McMillian Properties of Shannon and its manager, Bradley McMillian – in addition to refunds for consumers and civil penalties. In the meantime, Wake County Superior Court Judge Paul Ridgeway approved a consent order that puts major restrictions on the company’s operations while the lawsuit moves forward.