Amy Young Designs Improperly Kept Tens of Thousands of Our Dollars

AYD International LLC / Amy Young Designs (run by Amy Young Lee / Amy McArdle) has been found liable by an independent arbitrator for improperly keeping almost $36,000 of our money.

October 21, 2020 Update

The stories keep piling in! If you have one, please let us know.

  • According to a lawyer friend, a case against AYD is moving its way through the courts in New York; word is that the total amount owed is in excess of $100,000. Plaintiffs are moving for summary judgment — i.e., a trial isn’t even necessary given the amount of evidence against AYD.
  • A victim told us that their homeowners insurance approved a fraud claim against AYD.

July 7, 2020 Update

On June 4, 2020, AYD International LLC / Amy Young Designs was ordered to pay us, within 30 days of the ruling, our entire award of $38,784.50. (See below for more information about how AYD kept this money from us in the first place, and how an independent arbitrator ruled entirely in our favor.) Those 30 days expired this past weekend, and despite her obligation to do so, we have not been paid.

June 16, 2020 Update

We received the arbitrator’s decision, and it is entirely in our favor.

  1. Refuse to pay up front. As we’ve now proven, AYD simply keeps money that is not theirs. Don’t trust them to buy and deliver furniture, pay vendors in full, or otherwise use your money properly. We’ve heard from clients of theirs who have been shown doctored invoices, for example. And their promises aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.
  2. Refuse to allow them to photograph the project until it is complete. AYD never finished our project, yet our house is featured prominently on their website and social media accounts.
  3. Proactively manage the vendors AYD used. As mentioned below, one of the vendors they chose for our project came by our house a few weeks ago because he hadn’t been paid for almost a third of his work. Other clients of theirs have relayed similar stories.

June 3, 2020 Update

A handful of clients of Amy Young Designs have reached out to us, saying that they’ve had similar experiences to ours. Please reach out if you would like any information about how to file an arbitration claim, or if you’d like to compare notes.

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