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BISMARCK, ND – In June 2019, the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Division of the Attorney General’s Office began an investigation into Nicholas J. DeRosier, of East Grand Forks, MN, and his businesses, Team Lawn, Inc. and Vaughn Construction, Inc. after receiving complaints from consumers in the Grand Forks area that they had paid him for contracting services which he then failed to start or complete.
After Mr. DeRosier refused to cooperate with investigators, the Attorney General initiated legal action in Grand Forks County District Court to compel his cooperation. On October 15, 2019, the Grand Forks County District Court ordered Mr. DeRosier and his businesses to cooperate with the investigators and ordered him to stop conducting business in North Dakota until he does so. The Grand Forks County District Court also ordered the suspension of Mr. DeRosier’s business charters until he complies and further ordered him to pay $2,531.16 in attorney’s fees and costs.
“I have serious concerns because of the consumer complaints and Mr. DeRosier’s business operations, as well as his refusal to cooperate with our investigation,” Stenehjem said. “This injunction is necessary to protect the public from Mr. DeRosier’s wrongful conduct.”
According to Parrell Grossman, director of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division, Nicholas DeRosier and Team Lawn do not hold a contractor’s license. “This business should not be soliciting any work, accepting any payments, or doing any contracting, as such activity would be illegal,” Grossman said.
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