Standard Industries LLC

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Federal Trade Commission, Plaintiff v. Midway Industries Limited Liability Company, a Maryland limited liability company, also doing business as Midway Industries, Midway Industries LLC, and Midway Industries of Delray Beach, LLC; Commercial Industries LLC, a Maryland limited liability company, also doing business as Commercial Industries, Commercial Industries of Palm Beach LLC, and State Electric & Power LLC; National LLC, a Maryland limited liability company, also doing business as National Distributors, National Lighting & Maintenance, National, and National of Delray Beach LLC; State Power & Lighting LLC, a Maryland limited liability company; Standard Industries LLC, a Florida limited liability company, also doing business as Standard Industries, and Standard Industries, LLC; Essex Industries, LLC, a Maryland limited liability company; Johnson Distributing Limited Liability Company, a Maryland limited liability company, also doing business as Johnson Distributing, Johnson Distributing MD, Johnson Distribution, and Johnson Distributors; Hansen Supply LLC, a Maryland limited liability company; Environmental Industries, LLC, a Maryland limited liability company; Mid Atlantic Industries LLC, a Maryland limited liability company; Midway Management, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; B & E Industries, LLC, a Florida limited liability company; Eric A. Epstein; and Brian K. Wallen, Defendants.
FTC Matter/File Number:

132 3275

X140044

152 3246

Civil Action Number:

1:14-cv-02312-JFM

Federal Court:
District of Maryland

Case Summary

In July 2017, the FTC obtained court orders against this Maryland-based office supply operation charged with tricking small businesses, non-profit organizations, and other consumers into paying for overpriced office and cleaning supplies they never ordered. The stipulated orders setting the FTC’s complaint barred the company and its principals from telemarketing office and cleaning supplies. It also imposed a financial judgment against them, resulting in the Commission sending  refund checks totaling more than $11.6 million to small businesses and other organizations in August 2019.

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