Press Release

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Announces Settlement in Blair Mobile Home Park Case

December 19, 2018 | Topic: Consumers

60-Day Window for Eligible Consumer Victims to Apply for Restitution

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced a settlement that provides restitution for consumer victims who were harmed by Blair Mobile Home, LLC, Wave Jumper Corporation and Robert Brown, owners and operators of a manufactured home park known as Blair Mobile Home Park. The mobile home park owners required both prospective and current tenants to pay bills – including taxes, rent, and utilities – that they were not legally obligated to pay and belonged to prior owners and/or tenants, This violates the Manufactured Home Community Rights Act and the Pennsylvania Consumer Protection law.

An investigation by the Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection revealed that Blair County Tax Claim Bureau took ownership of manufactured homes in Blair Mobile Home Park after the respondents failed to pay real estate taxes. Mr. Brown bid on the properties located in the manufactured home park to regain ownership.

“These Pennsylvania families were threatened to be evicted on the basis of unpaid bills – bills that were not their responsibility and, in some cases, belonged to previous tenants,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. “I’m holding the owners of the mobile home park accountable and helping eligible families get restitution in this case. If you were or are currently a tenant at the Blair Mobile Home Park and believe you are a victim, please contact my Office and file a complaint.”

As part of the Assurance of Voluntary Compliance settlement, Robert Brown, Blair Mobile Home, LLC and Wave Jumper Corporation have agreed to pay restitution for eligible consumers who were effected.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro urges consumers who believe have been a victim of these unfair and deceptive business practices to file a complaint within the next 60 days. Information on how to file a complaint can be obtained by calling 800-441-2555, emailing scams@attorneygeneral.gov, or can be submitted by clicking here.

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