The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs is going after a contracting company and its two owners for taking money for repairs on houses damaged by Hurricane Sandy, then failing to finish the work — or sometimes, even to start it, according to local press reports. "Price Home Group Limited Liability Company of Manahawkin and its owners, Jonathan Price of Manahawkin and Scott Cowan of Demarest, took 'significant' down-payments to elevate or replace storm damaged houses but failed to start working, performed work in a substandard fashion, and/or abandoned unfinished work 'without returning for weeks, months, or at all,' according to the state's complaint," reported (see: "Jersey Shore contractor bilked $1.1 million from Sandy victims, state alleges," by Justin Auciello.

"The DCA is demanding restitution, civil penalties and permanently barring Price and Cowan from owning or operating a home-improvement business in New Jersey," reports the Press of Atlantic City (see: "Manahawkin contractor sued by state after shoddy Hurricane Sandy repairs," by John DeRosier). But the pair's attorney, Christopher Adams, told the paper, "‘The instances involving incomplete jobs are solely related to ordinary business issues that plague builders across the country — such as customer refusals, engineering issues, and state funding,"