Ohio's AG sues NY-based dental chain that closed

June 17, 2011 - 6:58 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio's attorney general has sued a closed New York-based dental chain, alleging that the company violated consumer laws by failing to provide services and products paid for by patients.

Allcare Dental and Dentures abruptly shut down its offices nationwide in January.

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine filed the lawsuit Friday in Franklin County Common Pleas Court in Columbus. It seeks restitution for consumers and $25,000 in civil fines for each Ohio law violation.

The attorney general's office says it received more than 940 complaints against the company, mostly involving failure to deliver. DeWine's office says consumers disputed about $2 million in payments to Allcare in their complaints.

Telephone numbers listed for the Williamsville, N.Y.-based company have been disconnected. Court records did not list an attorney for the company.