Atty. Gen. Josh Shapiro announced that his Office has reached a settlement with The Barn at Forestville, a Bucks County wedding and event venue, and its managing members. The Barn operated in Furlong, Pa., as an event venue, and offered related goods and services, without obtaining the required zoning permit. The defendants falsely advertised and misrepresented to consumers that they had the legal ability to hold events, including parties, weddings, and receptions. After a court ruled that the defendants had no such authority to hold events, the defendants had to abruptly cancel numerous consumers’ events.
As part of the settlement, the defendants will pay $11,750 to the Office of Attorney General in civil penalties and costs, and the defendants are prohibited from, among other things, holding and advertising any events for compensation at the venue in question. Click here to read the press release.