Media contact: Liz Brocker (701) 328-2213
BISMARCK, ND –On November 16, 2021, the Cass County District Court entered judgment against Dave Hansen, doing business as Hansen Elevator Service, after determining that he had engaged in violations of the consumer protection law. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem’s consumer protection division initiated legal action against Hansen after receiving consumer complaints that Hansen had contracted to perform elevator maintenance services for four North Dakota businesses, solicited large advance payments, and then failed to provide materials or return to perform the work.
In addition to finding Hansen had engaged in fraudulent acts, the Court concluded that he had misrepresented that his business was registered in North Dakota and that also he held insurance.
The Court banned Hansen from engaging in contracting work in North Dakota for at least five years and until he refunds $102,128.92 to the businesses he defrauded. Hansen was also ordered to reimburse $6,332.00 in costs to the State.
# # #