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Mich. businesses to get refunds from deceptive company

Posted at 11:09 AM, Jul 13, 2020

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan’s small businesses are entitled to full refunds if they paid a Florida-based company that misled them.

According to a Monday news release from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, her office and the state’s Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs reached a settlement with CA Certificate Servce LLC in Ingham County Circuit Court.

That company, according to a lawsuit, sent forms to businesses that resembled official state correspondence, asking for $72.50 to complete a process that would grant them a Michigan Certificate of Good Standing.

Such certificates are available from the state for $10.

“The state will not tolerate attempts to intentionally mislead Michigan businesses or residents, and my office will hold those who try accountable for their deceptive practices,” Nessel said in the release.

The release said eligible businesses have already been contacted.

A full copy of the settlement is available here.

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