Friday, May 8, 2009

TX Attorney General Sues McAllen Towing Company

Here's part of The Monitor story:

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.

Read the rest of the story here.

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