FARGO — A choose has banned contractor Steve Mitchell and his firm FM Mechanical from doing enterprise in North Dakota.
Cass County District Decide Reid Brady issued the ban Sept. 3 after discovering Mitchell broke client fraud and licensing legal guidelines, in line with the workplace of North Dakota Legal professional Common Wayne Stenehjem. The ruling got here after the state’s client safety division took authorized motion towards Mitchell.
The choose decided Mitchell was working and not using a contractor’s license and did poor high quality work, the lawyer normal’s workplace stated.
The choose discovered Mitchell violated a Might 2020 settlement with the state that required him to refund $8,000 owed to a client, the lawyer normal’s workplace stated. The choose additionally ordered him to pay $3,982 to different affected shoppers.
Reached by cellphone Monday, Mitchell declined to touch upon the allegations towards him.
Contractors performing jobs of $4,000 or extra should be licensed in North Dakota. A searchable registry of licensed contractors within the state could be discovered at https://sos.nd.gov/business/contractors or by calling 701-328-2900.