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AG files lawsuit against Morningside contractor

| Saturday, March 14, 2009, 12:00 p.m.

The state Attorney General's Office has filed a consumer protection lawsuit against a Morningside home improvement contractor accused of accepting more than $123,000 in down payments for work he failed to complete.

The lawsuit was filed against Mark Churilla whose business is known as Mark of Excellence Construction, Deck It Out and M C Construction and Landscaping, Attorney General Tom Corbett said Friday. Churilla previously had a location on Mt. Royal Boulevard in Glenshaw.

The lawsuit asks the court to order Churilla to pay full restitution to all customers, permanently prohibit him from owning or operating any home improvement or construction business in Pennsylvania and pay civil penalties.

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