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Attorney General Sues 'Mr. Quik'

1/2/2013

The Indiana Attorney General's office says a well-known Indianapolis firm engaged in deceptive practices.

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Indiana Consumer Protection Deputy Director Terry Tolliver says they've filed a lawsuit against Mister Quik. Tolliver says on at least two ocassions, Mr. Quik workers visited homes and used aggressive tactics in characterizing the consequences of people delaying repair work. Mr. Quik handles heating, cooling, electrical and plumbing systems.

Tolliver says they told at least one customer that if they didn't get work done, they risked having their homes burn down. Tolliver says in two cases, repairs averaged almost $3,000. He says the company has violated state law and made false claims about the urgency of repairs. Tolliver says the company simply took advantage of customers who perhaps paid more than double what they should have for repairs.

The suit is seeking repayment for customers in addition to legal fees. Tolliver says they investigated Mr. Quik for a few months before filing suit. Tolliver says more information is available at indianaconsumer.com.  A call to Mr. Quik has not yet been returned.

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