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For Immediate Release
October 17, 2006
Media Contact:
Kevin Enright 410-576-6357

CURRAN HONORED WITH “LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT” AWARD FROM MARYLAND CONSUMER RIGHTS COALITION

Tonight Maryland Attorney General J. Joseph Curran, Jr., who has been nationally recognized for his leadership in consumer protection and advocacy, will be presented with a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, Inc. Protecting Marylanders from unfair and deceptive business practices has been one of Mr. Curran’s top priorities during his administration.

According to Mark H. Steinbach, President of the Coalition, “Joe Curran has been the kind of Attorney General that makes advocates in other states jealous. He has been a rock-solid lawyer for the citizens of Maryland, setting high standards for protecting consumers, the elderly and infirm, those too often unable to protect themselves.”

Throughout his twenty years as Attorney General for Maryland, Mr. Curran has crusaded on behalf of all consumers; under his direction more than $100 million has been recovered for Marylanders. Curran’s Consumer Protection Division receives approximately 15,000 complaints a year from consumers looking for help, and more than 60% of those who file complaints get relief.

The Consumer Protection Division protects Marylanders from unfair or deceptive business practices in their dealings with stores, telemarketers, car dealers and repair facilities, new home developers—and all other businesses that sell or rent consumer goods, realty, credit or services. The Consumer Protection Division provides mediation services to consumers to help resolve complaints against businesses and health insurance carriers. The Division can also provide information regarding the complaint history of a business or individual, whether a health club is registered with the state as required by law, and provide numerous publications that help consumers make the best decisions in the marketplace.

“Joe Curran keenly appreciates that those who do not have the money often lack the means to protect their interests. He truly has been an attorney general for all the citizens of Maryland,” Steinbach said.

Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition’s 6th Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony
October 17th, 2006
6:00-8:30 p.m.
The Elkridge Furnace Inn
5745 Furnace Avenue
Elkridge, Maryland

***The Maryland Consumer Rights Coalition, Inc. is a statewide organization that educates individuals, organizations, public officials, and the media about consumer rights and consumer problems.***

 

   

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