Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on May 7 filed a lawsuit against Travel Ball America LLC and company owner Ken Halloy of New Albany for "failure to provide goods and/or services and provide refunds."

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine on May 7 filed a lawsuit against Travel Ball America LLC and company owner Ken Halloy of New Albany for "failure to provide goods and/or services and provide refunds."

The suit alleges that the limited liability corporation, doing business as Travel Baseball America, accepted money for tournament play in 2014 and failed to refund deposits and payments to customers after canceling the tournaments.

The tournaments were to be played in Sandusky.

According to a press release from DeWine, the company violated the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act and, "In the lawsuit, the attorney general seeks a declaration that the business's actions violate state law, an injunction to stop further violations, restitution for consumers and civil penalties."

Kate Hanson, spokeswoman for DeWine, said last week five complaints had been filed against the company from Cincinnati, Illinois, New Jersey and New Hampshire.

"We also know that the Better Business Bureau has two complaints on file," she said. "Currently we are not aware of complaints on file from central Ohio area teams or individuals."

Hanson said others could be affected.

"Complaints are a piece of the whole picture, not always the whole picture."

She suggested anyone with information on issues with Travel Baseball America contact the attorney general's office at 800-282-0515 or visit ohioattorneygeneral.gov.

The suit requests payments of damages to the consumers involved and asks the court to assess a $25,000 fine for "each separate and appropriate violation of the Consumer Sales Practices Act."

A May 11 email to Halloy's business account was not returned.