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Wyoming goes after transient pavers

Posted by Clyde Hutchins | Apr 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wyoming goes after transient pavers

It looks like the Wyoming Attorney General's Office has been busy with transient pavers. Transient pavers are small asphalt paving operations that travel from county to county during the warmer months seeking small paving jobs. They usually are seen working on private driveways, patch jobs and small parking lots. A lot of people feel like they get scammed by transient pavers because they get charged more than they expect, the work is often sub par and the transient pavers rarely correct any deficiencies in the work.

The Office recently completed two actions against transient pavers, one in Goshen County, Wyoming and the other involving paving jobs in northwest Wyoming. Both cases involved violations of the Wyoming Consumer Protection Act. The pavers were banned from doing paving work in Wyoming and were ordered to provide refunds to the affected consumers.

These cases show the flexibility of the Wyoming Consumer Protection Act. It is adaptable to many situations beyond the original list of prohibited activities articulated when the Act was first passed in 1973.

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Clyde Hutchins

Clyde Hutchins is the founder of Harmony Law. Prior to opening Harmony Law, Mr. Hutchins worked in the Wyoming Attorney General's Office for several years where he developed a strong consumer protection enforcement unit. In that position he led over 120 investigations and enforcement actions under the Consumer Protection Act. He worked on numerous joint cases with the Federal Trade Commission and other states, including Colorado, on consumer protection matters. Mr. Hutchins is also a contributing author to Consumer Protection Law Developments, Second Edition. Previous to his work in the Attorney General's Office, Mr. Hutchins was in private practice in Anchorage, Alaska where he was the chief litigator for a firm. Mr. Hutchins represented municipalities on various matters. Mr. Hutchins provided counsel to businesses and investment advisors regarding compliance with securities laws. He was also a bond lawyer and worked on municipal financing matters. Prior to that, Mr. Hutchins practiced civil litigation with a law firm in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Mr. Hutchins devotes his spare time to his family, traveling and enjoying the great outdoors.

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