FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: July 31, 2001
Contact: Todd Hallidy
Phone: (302) 577-8314
A.G. BRADY DEMANDS HOMELIFE HONOR CONSUMER COMMITMENTS
(Wilmington, DE) -- Attorney General M. Jane Brady has announced that her office has joined the Pennsylvania and Illinois Attorneys General in jointly demanding that the HomeLife Furniture Stores in Delaware and throughout the country provide them with written assurance of their intention to fully refund all consumer deposit monies and complete delivery of all merchandise which has been paid for by consumers. HomeLife filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Delaware on July 16, 2001, following increasing complaints it was not making furniture deliveries as promised.
Through her letter to HomeLife, Attorney General Brady intends to heighten HomeLife's commitment to addressing its customers obligations, and to ensure HomeLife implements a credit and refund program for all affected consumers during its bankruptcy proceeding. "Consumers deserve some assurance from HomeLife during the pendency of this bankruptcy that it will do the right thing," said Attorney General Brady. "Providing written assurance to the Attorneys General of HomeLife's intention to issue credit or refunds to consumers, or complete deliveries, serves to ensure HomeLife's commitment to the public will be honored."
Consumers who believe they may be entitled to a credit, refund or delivery from HomeLife are encouraged to contact the Attorney General's Consumer Protection Unit at (302) 577-8600 in New Castle County, or (800) 220-5424 in Kent and Sussex counties.