ST. LOUIS (Legal Newsline) — Missouri Attorney General Chris
Koster has announced preliminary injunctions against Beverley Diltz, Critique
Services LLC, Renee Mayweather, Dean Meriweather and Robert Dellamano after
allegations of violating the state’s Merchandising Practices Act.
“This preliminary injunction is a vindication of the many
complaints consumers voiced to my office,” Koster said. “With the business shut
down, we can ensure it no longer preys on desperate clients. As the case
continues, we will seek justice for those who have been victimized and insist
on safeguards to prevent the company from deceiving anyone else.”
Effective April 21 and through the entirety of the
lawsuit, the defendants cannot spend or disburse money received for bankruptcy
services, advertise, solicit or offer bankruptcy services, or form other bankruptcy
Koster’s lawsuit alleges the defendants misled consumers by
making them believe they would receive prompt bankruptcy services. According to
Koster’s office, however, the defendants would delay services for months or
years and often never initiate bankruptcy proceedings.