AG office files lawsuit against tombstone maker


Staff Report



CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Attorney General’s office announced Thursday, July 14, that it has filed a lawsuit against a Logan County tombstone salesman.

The complaint, filed in the Logan Circuit Court, alleges Tommy Kenneda, doing business as T&N Monuments, accepted money to construct, engrave and install cemetery monuments without completing the work.

The lawsuit alleges Kenneda did not finish the tombstone and would not communicate or offer refunds to his customers. For instance, the complaint states a Wyoming County woman paid for her father’s tombstone in November 2014. She continues to wait.

“No grieving family should have to worry about being scammed,” Attorney General Patrick Morrisey said. “We will continue to enforce the law and protect West Virginians.”

The complaint states Kenneda created confusion among consumers by failing to satisfy the contracts and engaging in acts of deception and misrepresentation in the sale of his services.

The lawsuit seeks an immediate injunction to block Kenneda from doing business in West Virginia. It also seeks a $5,000 fine for each violation of the state’s Consumer Credit and Protection Act.

The Attorney General also seeks a court order for T&N Monuments to hand over a list of names and addresses for every customer since January 1, 2013.

If you believe you have been the victim of unlawful business practices, contact the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-368-8808 or visit the office online at www.wvago.gov.

Read a copy of the complaint at http://bit.ly/29RO2Wn.

Staff Report

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