March 8, 2006
Springfield, Mo. — A Springfield mobile home business sued by Attorney General Jay Nixon will repay eight area residents nearly $17,000 under an agreement filed today in Greene County Circuit Court. The assurance of voluntary compliance requires Wightman Enterprises Inc. and principal owner Donald Wightman to pay restitution to consumers who purchased mobile homes that were damaged.
Nixon's lawsuit alleged that the defendants, who operate Granny's Mobile Homes, Lee's Mobile Homes and Fairway Mobile Homes in the Springfield area, had sold damaged mobile homes but would not fix the structures or reimburse customers for repairs.
"If a business sells damaged or substandard products, it better be ready to make things right by fixing the problem or covering the cost of any repairs," Nixon said. "We are pleased that this agreement assures that those customers who bought these homes are fully reimbursed for the necessary repairs."
Wightman and his business will pay restitution ranging from $750 to $5,710.
Missourians who feels they have been defrauded in the purchase of goods or services can contact the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Hotline at (800)392-8222, or visit the Web site at www.ago.mo.gov.