PINEVILLE – A Wyoming County man is suing a small buildings manufacturer over the repossession of a playhouse.

Kirk Riffe filed a complaint Sept. 3 in Wyoming Circuit Court against Leonard Aluminum Buildings Inc., doing business as Leonard Buildings and Truck Accessories, alleging violations of the West Virginia Consumer Credit and Protection Act (WVCCPA) and the West Virginia Uniform Commercial Code (WVUCC).

On June 28, 2012, the complaint states, Riffe entered into a rental purchase agreement with the defendant for the purchase of a child's playhouse, delivered by the defendant to Riffe's home in Ikes Fork.

After Riffe fell into arrears upon the indebtedness to the defendant, the defendant began to collect on this indebtedness, culminating in the repossession of the playhouse on Aug. 15, 2013.

The complaint states that the defendant violated the WVCCPA and WVUCC by attempting to collect a debt by coercion and by using unfair or unconscionable means to collect a debt. As a result, Riffe has been annoyed, inconvenienced, harassed, angered, harangued, and otherwise caused distress.

Riffe seeks a judgment of less than $75,000, plus court costs and attorney fees. He is represented by Paul W. Roop II of Roop Law Office LC in Beckley.

Wyoming Circuit Court case number 15-c-166

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