Attorney General Steve Marshall was granted a temporary restraining order against a plumbing operation in Northeast Alabama. The order, granted in Calhoun County Circuit Court, was filed against American Plumbing and Septic Service LLC, American Plumbing and Septic Services Incorporated, American Drain Cleaning and Plumbing Service and Davis Unlimited LLC, all of which operated as a common enterprise. Three people identified as owners of those businesses were also named.
The defendants are accused of numerous violations, including charging exorbitant prices, starting major work without permission, and not having required licenses. Much of their work was substandard and created hazardous conditions, according to the lawsuit.
The court ordered that the defendants’ assets be frozen. The suit lists 33 victims in Calhoun, Randolph, Talladega, St. Clair, Etowah and Marshall Counties. The state is after a total of $1.4 million in penalties and more than $118,000 in restitution..