McALLEN — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a lawsuit in state district court Thursday against a towing company accused of charging Rio Grande Valley residents exorbitant fees.
The suit asks the court to order Ryder and Karen Oxford, owners of AM-PM Towing, to stop violating the law and pay back customers they're accused of ripping off.
The company is accused of operating without various licenses and permits and overcharging customers for non-consent tows, among other allegations.
Ryder Oxford declined to comment on the lawsuit or the allegations against AM-PM. He said the company doesn't exist anymore and was dissolved six months ago.
The suit is the latest example of a crackdown on towing operators accused of using deceptive practices.
The attorney general's office receives dozens of complaints annually from consumers upset about towing companies' practices, Abbott said at a news conference Thursday in McAllen.
Friday, May 8, 2009
TX Attorney General Sues McAllen Towing Company
Here's part of The Monitor story:
Posted by Cyndi Kight, Associate Editor of Towing & Recovery Footnotes at 10:03 AM