MADIGAN FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST METRO EAST CONCRETE BUSINESS FOR HOME REPAIR FRAUD
Chicago — Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced a lawsuit today against a St. Clair County concrete business for allegedly cheating Metro East residents out of thousands of dollars in work.
Madigan filed the lawsuit in St. Clair County Circuit Court against David Malmberg, of Belleville, and DTM Concrete & Stamping, which was previously known as Riverview Concrete and Saint Louis Concrete Stamping Co. The lawsuit alleges violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and the Home Repair and Remodeling Act.
According to Madiganís lawsuit, consumers hired Malmberg to replace old concrete with new stamped concrete. Madigan alleged that Malmberg required homeowners to pay the projectís full cost upfront, which in many cases violated their contracts. The lawsuit alleges Malmberg started work but failed to complete projects, and the work that was done was shoddy and substandard.
ďConsumers need to know that they have the right to wait until work is completed to their satisfaction before making final payments to a contractor,Ē Madigan said.
Consumers who reported complaints to Madiganís office and the Better Business Bureau lost nearly $11,000. Madiganís lawsuit asks the court to ban Malmberg from doing business in Illinois, require restitution to impacted consumers and impose civil penalties.
Madigan urged consumers who believe they may have been defrauded by David Malmberg, DTM Concrete & Stamping, Riverview Concrete or Saint Louis Concrete Stamping Co. to file a consumer complaint through her website or to contact her officeís Consumer Fraud Hotline:
Assistant Attorney General Deborah Sterling Scott is handling the case for Madiganís Consumer Fraud Bureau.