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 is the founder of Harmony Law. Mr. Hutchins started his career as a lawyer in Cheyenne, Wyoming. First gaining experience as a law clerk for the district court judges, Mr. Hutchins entered private practice with a Cheyenne firm focused on civil litigation, business law and some general practice law. Later, Mr. Hutchins went to Alaska, where he was the chief litigator for a firm that engaged in bond law, corporate law, securities law, and the broad reach of municipal law. Mr. Hutchins returned to Cheyenne to represent the State of Wyoming in the national tobacco arbitration. While in that position, he developed the consumer protection unit for the Wyoming Attorney General's Office. He led over 120 investigations and enforcement actions in Wyoming and worked on numerous joint cases with the Federal Trade Commission and other states, including Colorado. Mr. Hutchins relocated to Colorado in 2016 and founded Harmony Law. Mr. Hutchins has established Harmony Law in three principal areas of law. First, it is a general practice firm in the areas of business law, estate planning and family law. Secondly, it is a civil litigation firm, practicing law in state and federal courts throughout Wyoming and Colorado. Finally, it is one of the few firms in Wyoming or Colorado that focuses on consumer protection law.


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