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Enforcement Actions and Settlements

The Vermont Attorney General has settled or litigated the following lead enforcement actions since the fall of 2007. Check Summary of Enforcement Actions and Settlements or click on the links below to find the Housing Enforcement court documents and press releases in each case.

Lead in Consumer Products

In re Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.: Assurance of Discontinuance and press release. February 2, 2010.

State of Vermont v. Ganz, Inc.: Complaint and Stipulation of Settlement and Consent Order and press release. December 19, 2008.

State of Vermont v. Mattel, Inc.: Complaint and Final Judgment by Consent and press release. December 15, 2008.

Housing Enforcement Actions

  • False Compliance Statements

State v. Gaetan & Mary Jane Marchessault: Complaint and Consent Decree, Final Order and Judgment. December 14, 2011.

State v. Meredith Sevigny: Complaint and Consent Decree, Order and Final Judgment and press release. December 1, 2009

State of Vermont v. Dennis Laferriere: Complaint and Consent Decree, Final Order and Judgment and press release. November 2, 2009.

State of Vermont v. James Theodore and JJT Properties: Complaint and Stipulation of Settlement and Consent Decree and Decree, Order and Final Judgment and press release. October 22, 2009.

State of Vermont v. Susan Aiken: Complaint and Consent Decree, Final Order and Judgment and press release. July 20, 2009.

State of Vermont v. Peter Cross: Complaint and Attachment A; Attachment B (photos) and press release. March 10, 2009. Stipulation of Settlement and Consent Decree and press release. July 20, 2009.

State of Vermont v. Sisters and Brothers Investment Group, LLP: Complaint and Stipulation of Settlement, Consent Decree and Judgment and press release. January 21, 2009.

Assurance of Discontinuance. December 10, 2010

  • Failure to Comply with Department of Health Work Plan

State of Vermont v. Betty Battles: Complaint, Consent Decree, Final Order and Judgment and press release. October 23, 2013

State of Vermont v. Allyn Bruce: Complaint, Consent Decree, Final Order and Judgment and press release. September 30, 2013

State of Vermont v. Robert Gray and Kim Gray: Complaint and Consent Decree Final Order and Judgment and press release. February 19, 2009.

  • Failure to Respond to Vermont Department of Health Notice

State of Vermont v. Brad Moore: Complaint and Consent Decree, Final Order and Judgment and press release. December 18, 2008

State of Vermont v. George Huntington: Complaint and Consent Decree, Final Order and Judgment and press release. December 18, 2008.

State of Vermont v. Stor A Lot VT, LLC: Complaint and Consent Decree, Final Order and Judgment and press release. October 10, 2008.

State of Vermont v. Jeffrey Jacobs: Complaint and Consent Decree, Final Order and Judgment and press release. September 22, 2008.

  • Non-compliant Landlord; Failure to Respond to Notice from Attorney General’s Office

State v. Jane Osgatharp: Complaint and Stipulation of Settlement and Consent Decree and press release. August 15, 2011

State v. Mary Fernandez: Complaint and Stipulation of Settlement and Consent Decree and press release. July 13, 2011

State v. Donald Dorr et al: Complaint and Stipulation of Settlement and Consent Decree and press release. January 25, 2011

State v. Nelson Farms, Inc. and Douglas Nelson: Complaint and Stipulation of Settlement and Consent Decree. May 5, 2010.

State v. Steven Davis: Complaint and Consent Decree, Order and Final Judgment and press release. November 3, 2009.

State v. Jane Osgatharp: Complaint and Stipulation of Settlement and Consent Decree. August 15, 2011

  • Failure to Comply with Assurance of Discontinuance

In re: Lisa Noe: Stipulation of Settlement and Consent Decree. February 13, 2009.

In re: Harold Harvey: Stipulation of Settlement and Consent Decree and press release. October 24, 2008.

In re: David Montesi: Stipulation of Settlement and Consent Decree and press release. October 22, 2008.

In re: Bruce and Patricia Waryas: Stipulation of Settlement and Consent Decree and press release. October 17, 2008.

In re: Karuna Kress, also known as Wendy Kress: Stipulation of Settlement and Consent Decree and press release. October 10, 2008.

In re: Gary Gunther: Stipulation of Settlement and Consent Decree and press release. November 4, 2008.

In re Kingdom Property Investment: Stipulation of Settlement and Consent Decree and press release. September 25, 2008.

In re Douglas Spates and Vivian Spates: Stipulation of Settlement and Consent Decree and press release. October 8, 2007.

  • Noncompliant Large Property Owner or Manager

In re Black Ink Property Management, LLC: Assurance of Discontinuance and press release. May 28, 2008.

In re Parkside Properties, LLC: Assurance of Discontinuance and press release. December 28, 2007.

  • Unsafe Work Practices

In re Herbert E. Thayer, Jr., and Karen Thayer, d/b/a/ Herb & Karen Thayer Painting: Assurance of Discontinuance and press release. September 19, 2007.

  • Extension of Time Agreement with State

State v. 41 Brooklyn St., LLC: Assurance of Discontinuance. August 22, 2012.

State v. Mark Christie: Assurance of Discontinuance. January 6, 2012.

State v. Set One Properties Assurance of Discontinuance. August 30, 2011.

State v. Bruce Ellison: Assurance of Discontinuance. June 23, 2011.

State v. First Vermont Odyssey, LLC and First Vermont Properties, LLC: Assurance of Discontinuance. April 12, 2011.

State v. Irving Saffran and Burlington Realty: Assurance of Discontinuance. October 5, 2010.

State v. Gerald LeClair: Assurance of Discontinuance. August 10, 2010.

State v. Shawn Martel: Assurance of Discontinuance. August 4, 2010.

State v. Cecile Rocheleau: Assurance of Discontinuance. July 13, 2010.

State v. Myers Properties: Assurance of Discontinuance. July 8, 2010

State v. Richard Jackson: Assurance of Discontinuance. June 30, 2010.

State v. William Davison and Kathleen Schneider: Assurance of Discontinuance. June 16, 2010.

State v. James Farrington and Robert Corey: Assurance of Discontinuance. June 10, 2010.

State v. Barry v. Washburn Family Trust and Jacqueline A. Washburn Family Trust: Assurance of Discontinuance. May 27, 2010.

State v. Tim Donahue: Assurance of Discontinuance. May 27, 2010.

State of Vermont v. John McKay: Assurance of Discontinuance. February 8, 2010

State of Vermont v. Estate of Clark W. Hinsdale, Jr.: Assurance of Discontinuance. June 11, 2009.

State of Vermont v. Lillian D. Crawford: Assurance of Discontinuance. June 2, 2009.

State of Vermont v. David Crawford: Assurance of Discontinuance. May 18, 2009.

State of Vermont v. Okemo Limited Liability Company: Assurance of Discontinuance. May 12, 2009.

State of Vermont v. Larkin Realty: Assurance of Discontinuance. May 11, 2009.

State of Vermont v. William Bissonette et al: Assurance of Discontinuance and press release. March 24, 2009.

State of Vermont v. Hanson Savage Jr: Assurance of Discontinuance. June 22, 2009.

State v. Brian Armstrong: Assurance of Discontinuance. February 9, 2012

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