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State suing Dayton company for ‘shoddy work’

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is filing a lawsuit against a Dayton heating and air-conditioning supplier repeatedly accused of failing to fulfill its promised services.

The lawsuit accuses Daniel W. Wells of taking money for services he never performed and for providing “shoddy work.” Wells was operating under the names Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning, Reagan Same Day Heating & Cooling, and Kelly’s Plumbing & Heating, according to the state attorney general’s office.

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“We’re taking this action to protect consumers,” DeWine said in a prepared statement. “We think people should know about the repeated problems customers have had with this operator.”

DeWine’s office obtained a judgment against Wells in a consumer protection case in 2017 and an investigation found that the problems have continued.

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The lawsuit was filed by DeWine’s office in the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court. DeWine is the Republican nominee for Governor of Ohio.

In the lawsuit, DeWine accuses Wells of violating Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act and Home Solicitation Sales Act. DeWine is seeking a permanent injunction to ban Wells from doing business with new customers until he repays consumers he didn’t fulfill service to.

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