Case Details

Year Initiated/Committed


Year Resolved


Settlement Amount

$793,580 + $37,000 late payment penalty


U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania

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Lead State


Participating States



John’s Mobile Home Service, Inc.

Case Description

This action was filed July 9, 1990, in federal court in Philadelphia alleging that a Lancaster Mobile home dealer paid park owners to require consumers to buy new mobile homes from it in order to get mobile home park spaces. This practice increased prices consumers paid for mobile homes. On December 11, 1991, an amended complaint was filed naming certain mobile home park owners as additional defendants. The office settled with all the defendants for a total of $793,580; the settlement was approved by the Court in October 1992. Three hundred and seventy-seven consumers were affected by the unlawful tying arrangement and have received refunds of up to $2,000 from the settlement fund. (John’s attorney signed a stipulated order which was then approved by the court resolving a motion for contempt filed by the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office against John’s for failure to make his final payment.)