Koster 's Order Halts Business for Auction House

6 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Monday, April 07 2014 Apr 7, 2014 Monday, April 07, 2014 12:30:00 PM CDT April 07, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says his office has obtained a temporary restraining order prohibiting a suburban St. Louis action house from doing business, citing complaints from dozens of customers about missed payments for auctioned items.

Koster announced the action Monday against Ivey-Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers, based in Clayton, Mo. The Attorney General's Office obtained a temporary restraining order prohibiting the company from doing business. Koster says a civil petition filed Thursday accuses the auction house of unfair business practices and making false promises.

Messages left Monday with the company were not immediately returned.

Koster says that about 40 customers have complained to his office over the past several months, saying they were not paid for items the company auctioned on their behalf.

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