Attorney General Madigan Files Suit against Marion, Ill. Contractor

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a suit against a Marion, Illinois home repair contractor who solicited but failed to complete the contracted work.

Madigan's lawsuit alleged that Phillip Hale sold roofing and other services door-to-door, but repeatedly did not complete or even begin the work for homeowners.  Madigan says that's a violation of the state's Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and the Home Repair and Remodeling Act.

Hale solicited the work through his companies Above Roofing, Top Quality Roofing and All State Roofing.

People in Jackson, Williamson and Franklin counties reported to Madigan's office losses totaling more than $27,000 due to fraudulent contracts with the defendant.

Madigan's lawsuit asked the court to prohibit the defendant from working in the home repair trade in Illinois. The suit seeks to cancel Hale's pending contracts and obtain restitution for affected consumers.

The lawsuit also seeks to impose on Hale a civil penalty of $50,000, additional penalties of $50,000 for each violation found to be committed, as well as $10,000 for a violation found to be committed against a person 65 years or older.