Florida firms which sought to sell labor law posters and certificates of existence to Nebraska businesses, claiming falsely the businesses needed the posters to comply with federal law, have reached a settlement with the Nebraska Attorney General’s office.
The Attorney General’s office reports the settlement has been reached with United Business Services and Corporations Filing Service as well as their principals James Beard and Sean Shaughnessy, resolving an investigation and lawsuit.
The state alleged the defendants falsely represented that businesses needed to obtain the products to comply with state and federal law and to avoid fees and penalties. The state also charged the postcards used in the solicitation were made to appear as if they originated from a governmental office.
The firms, under terms of the settlement, have agreed to end the solicitation of Nebraska businesses. The firms will make $2,118 in restitution and pay the state $4,000. The AG office will notify businesses which qualify for restitution.