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Relief in Focus: Photographer Ordered to Pay Nearly $200,000 for Not Delivering Paid-For Photographs

 

  • Arkansas AG Leslie Rutledge obtained a default judgment against photographer Jonathan Funk, his company Jonathan Funk Photography, LLC, and related defendants (collectively “Funk”) over allegations that Funk accepted payment for but failed to deliver photography packages in violation of the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
  • The complaint alleged that Funk convinced customers to pay in full for photo packages, sometimes immediately after a photoshoot, then failed to provide the photos or issue refunds.
  • The Circuit Court of Pulaski County entered a default judgment against Funk, including injunctive relief and revocation of Funk’s business licenses and permits. According to the AG’s office, the court also ordered Funk to pay nearly $99,000 in restitution, $100,000 in civil penalties, and filing fees and service costs, and to transfer images to consumers.