Asylum Bicycle Playing Cards.

Altius Management/Kickstarter

An unprecedented consumer protection lawsuit has been filed by Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson against a company accused of failing to deliver on its promise to those who pledged money toward its Kickstarter campaign. The novel suit shows that Kickstarter project creators who don’t deliver on what they promise on the site are not immune from the wrath of Johnny Law.
The large crowd-funding site Kickstarter—a great resource for creative-types seeking financing for their endeavors—has run into its fair share of projects where creators of funded campaigns have either failed to deliver goods in the manner promised or, worse still, failed to deliver the goods at all.
Ferguson’s office filed suit against Ed Nash and his Nashville, TN-based company Altius Management for its alleged failure to deliver its promised Asylum Bicycle Playing Cards to its pledgers since its Kickstarter campaign was fully funded on October 31, 2012. Ferguson’s office seeks restitution for consumers—at least 31 of whom are from Washington—including as much as $2,000 per violation under the Consumer Protection Act, in addition to compensation for the state’s costs and attorney’s fees.
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