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The Indiana Attorney General’s office filed a lawsuit Tuesday against David Caswell, the owner of Indianapolis-based New Century Publishing, for accepting payment without providing publishing services.

The Attorney General’s office said 16 authors paid New Century thousands of dollars for services, including publishing promotion, website design and hosting, book-signing events and printing costs but didn't receive those services.

IBJ reported July 30 that several authors claimed New Century had not followed through with promised services and failed to provide refunds.

“Our investigation into the consumer complaints indicates that [Caswell] intentionally misled consumers,” Attorney General Greg Zoeller said in a written statement. “He also has a history of deceptive practices which make this action necessary.”

A voicemail left at New Century’s office Tuesday afternoon was not immediately returned.

The investigation into Caswell’s business practices is ongoing, and the Attorney General’s office encourages others who may have been affected by Caswell or New Century to file a complaint with the consumer protection division, Zoeller said.

Complaints can be filed online at www.IndianaConsumer.com, or by calling 1-800-382-5516.
 

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  • Caswell
    Google David Caswell or New Century Publishing and see how much he owes, which is only a partial figure from a decades-old history. And suing? Blood from a turnip? he owes litigants from 20 years ago.
  • Victims?
    I can't understand why they are going after Mr. Caswell when they should be going after Tim Durham, who has scammed $450,000!!! What are they waiting on?
    • REALLY???? HOW DO YOU GET THE AG ' s ATTENTION???
      Maybe I do not understand *consumer* law... but was this not Business to Business transactions if so what the hell is the AG involved for??? Sounds like it is a Civil Matter...

      Hey Greg can you find it in your busy schedule to look into the Bales and Brizzi State Leases? HELLO, HELLO ANYONE HOME??
    • NEW CENTURY
      One of the authors received an email from a Michael Veon telling her NCP had some kind of rights to her book...this person is on Caswell's Facebook as a friend - I'm guessing by his photo and other info he is just another fabrication.

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