CHARLESTON - A Kanawha County couple are suing Carrier Corporation and the Appliance Guy after the appliances they purchased were defective.
Noah Balser, who is doing business as the Appliance Guy, was also named as a defendant in the suit.
In March 2011, Timothy Huff and Karen Huff entered into a contract with the defendants to provide and install two Carrier Infinity heat pumps, an air handler and associated heating and cooling equipment for their home, according to a complaint filed March 21 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
The Huffs claim they had to call and arrange for the defendants to return to their home for repair attempts at least 10 times within an eight-month period, and after 10 times, the defendants failed to repair the appliances.
In failing to repair the appliances, the defendants violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit Protection Act, according to the suit.
The Huffs claim the defendants' actions were willful, wanton and/or carried out with reckless disregard for their rights.
As a result of the defendants' actions, the Huffs suffered monetary loss; damages; emotional and mental distress; loss of use; aggravation; anxiety; and annoyance and inconvenience, according to the suit.
The Huffs are seeking compensatory and punitive damages with pre- and post-judgment interest. They are being represented by D. Christopher Hedges, Kristina Thomas Whiteaker and David L. Grubb of the Grubb Law Group.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 13-C-538