Attorney General Files Consumer Protection Lawsuit against Alaska Motor Home, Inc., Peter Harkovitch, and Cole Harkovitch
December 10, 2019
(Anchorage, AK) — The Department of Law filed a complaint against Alaska Motor Home, Inc. and its owners Peter Harkovitch and Cole Harkovitch in Anchorage Superior Court today. The complaint alleges that Alaska Motor Home engaged in multiple unfair and deceptive trade practices.
“Alaskans rightfully expect businesses to engage in fair dealing, and when they don’t, it puts businesses on an uneven playing field and harms the public,” said Attorney General Kevin G. Clarkson. “We encourage Alaskans to report unfair and deceptive business practices to the Department of Law’s Consumer Protection Unit. Businesses need to know we are watching, and we will act if wrongdoing occurs.”
According to the complaint, Alaska Motor Home engaged in multiple deceptive and unfair trade practices. For example, the standard rental contract included unconscionable terms, such as a $300/hour charge for late returns, a $1,000 fine for putting fish in the RV refrigerator, and a $1,000 fine for leaving an RV excessively dirty. The complaint states that Alaska Motor Home did not disclose these terms until after customers made a reservation and paid a deposit.
The complaint also alleges that Alaska Motor Home charged some customers excess taxes, and in some cases, failed to return deposits of customers whose reservations were cancelled. Additionally, Alaska Motor Home allegedly rented out RVs that were older or in a worse condition than what had been advertised, charged customers for damage to the RVs that predated the customers’ RV rental, and offered customers a $25 Amazon gift card in exchange for leaving positive online reviews.
Consumers may report unfair and deceptive business practices to the Department of Law by visiting this website: www.law.state.ak.us/department/civil/consumer
CONTACT: Assistant Attorney General John Haley at email@example.com.
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