The attorney general's Office of Consumer Protection has ordered a Lexington antique rug business to close its doors after it says the business operated a sale illegally.
Lexington Antique Oriental Rugs, 660 and 710 East Main Street, began advertising a going-out-of-business sale in October, according to a news release from Attorney General Jack Conway. The business's license expired Dec. 17, but it did not close its doors, the release said.
The attorney general's offices filed a lawsuit Friday seeking $2,000 in punitive damages under the Kentucky Consumer Protection Act. Fayette Circuit Judge Ernesto Scorsone granted an injunction against Lexington Antique Oriental Rugs to immediately cease sales operations.