Online sports memorabilia store owner faces lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS – Attorney General Greg Zoeller’s office filed a lawsuit against a Carmel sports memorabilia company after customers complained that they never received items they paid for.

According to the lawsuit, Ultimate Sports Connection in Carmel collected online payments from customers but failed to deliver the goods, prompting customers to file complaints with the Attorney General’s Office. Customers’ payments for sports memorabilia items ranged from $13 to $450 and totaled about $2,416, the lawsuit said.

The state seeks an injunction against the company from misrepresenting its products and services, consumer restitution, civil penalties and attorney fees for violations of the Deceptive Consumer Sales Act.

“The Attorney General’s Office works every day to ensure consumers are treated fairly,” Zoeller said. “This lawsuit highlights these worthwhile efforts and it is our hope the affected consumers will receive restitution. Our office appreciates the Central Indiana Better Business Bureau’s cooperation by providing consumer complaint information to us in order to gather the necessary evidence needed to pursue this action.”

The lawsuit was filed in Hamilton County against owner Brett Lemieux doing business as Ultimate Athlete Ink and Ultimate Sports Connection. The businesses are located at 13697 Seasons Bend and 1950 E. Greyhound Pass both in Carmel.