After submitting a defense to the accusation, the Attorney General scheduled the hearing for a three day period, the 15th, 16th and 17th, Wed-Friday. It is not known yet to us where the hearing will be held or whether it is open to the public.
|Ron McKenna entering a legal services building late last year on a civil suit|
over the same matter. McKenna's insurance company settled the matter
for an undisclosed sum and the case was closed.
You can read what DeckTech is accused of her in ths public document on their license listing at www.cslb.ca.gov DeckTech Inc and his other licensed company Hunter-James will both be subject to the same decision.
In two months Decktech will likely have their license suspended or revoked for the alleged violations listed in the accusation. In some cases a stay is granted to allow a contractor to finish current work but cannot contract for new projects. That is often a death blow as slowing work = slowing revenues. Many of the charges appear easy to prove, such as taking to large a deposit, owner provides a check he wrote, Decktech has hard time refuting that wasn't a deposit as it states in the contract, which is contained in the accusation. Easy...
So prospective customers are going to have to ask what happens if? If either, and DeckTech isn't open to warranty their work because they are suspended or revoked...well that might be a problem couldn't it? We suggest you think long and hard.