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Rutledge Announces Suit Against Texarkana Pool Company

Says, ‘solicited contracts from hard-working consumers, only to take their money and run’

LITTLE ROCK— Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge announced a lawsuit against Richard Young, doing business as Young’s Outdoor Solutions, for violations of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (ADTPA). The suit alleges that Young advertised and accepted money from consumers to install in-ground swimming pools, which he failed to complete, ultimately costing homeowners more than $430,000. Young also outsourced work to—yet failed to pay—subcontractors, resulting in collection letters and liens on the homes of consumers who had hired Young to build their pools.

“Young solicited contracts from hard-working consumers, only to take their money and run,” said Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. “Now these consumers are left with unsightly and dangerous holes in their backyards.”

Attorney General Rutledge’s lawsuit filed in Pulaski County alleges that Young knowingly made false representations to consumers, promising to install an in-ground pool; however, as soon as consumers paid him a substantial amount of the contract price, Young stopped work on the projects, giving multiple consumers the same excuses as to why he did not complete the work. When consumers asked for reimbursement, Young promised to refund the payments, only to offer excuses or hot checks to consumers.

Attorney General Rutledge is requesting those who believe they have been harmed by Richard Young or Young’s Outdoor Solutions to file a consumer complaint with the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office by calling (800) 482-8982, email consumer@arkansasag.gov or visit ArkansasAG.gov.