For Immediate Release
November 4, 2011
Connie Stratton, Senior Assistant Attorney General
Consumer Protection & Antitrust Bureau
Attorney General Michael A. Delaney announced that his office and Robert J. Lowry, III and Lowry Construction, LLC (hereinafter "Lowry") entered into an Assurance of Discontinuance which was filed with the Merrimack County Superior Court in Concord, New Hampshire.
The Assurance of Discontinuance is an agreement between the State of New Hampshire and Lowry which places certain conditions and obligations on Lowry with respect to the operation of his contracting business. The Assurance requires Lowry to discontinue accepting deposits in advance of work to be performed, except for the purchase of supplies for that particular consumer's project; make monthly payments to consumers as set forth in the Assurance; file a monthly report with the Consumer Protection and Antitrust Bureau of the monthly payments he has made to consumers; and respond to all consumer complaints forwarded to him by the Bureau. The Assurance is not an admission of wrongdoing by Lowry.
Attorney General Delaney said, "A violation of the Assurance of Discontinuance is a prima facie violation of New Hampshire's Consumer Protection Act. My Office believes that this Assurance will provide consumers with necessary protections in their business dealings with Lowry, as well as provide them with a method to obtain restitution for goods and services not provided."
Consumers may obtain information about consumer protection issues, or report consumer complaints, on the Consumer Protection Bureau's website at http://www.doj.nh.gov/consumer.
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