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Another Day, Another Proposal Regarding Caps on Towing Fees

March 31st, 2019|0 Comments

In a continued push back against excessive towing charges, there is legislation working its way through the Vermont legislature that puts dramatic caps on “involuntary tows.” The so-called Vermont “Towing Bill of Rights” puts a $40.00 maximum charge on involuntary tows and caps the daily storage rate at $12.00. The impetus behind the legislation is that over “200 people…a year end up losing their cars” due to Vermont Tow companies declaring towed cars abandoned and obtaining titles to the same.

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Missouri Lawmakers Introduce More Legislation to Combat Excessive Tow Bills

March 1st, 2019|0 Comments

In response to “increased” allegations of overcharging, two (2) separate pieces of legislation have been introduced by Missouri lawmakers to give consumers additional protections against excessive tow bills. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) testified in support of both laws and stated that “there is (presently) no recourse or regulation whatsoever when it comes to nonconsensual towing of commercial motor vehicles in Missouri.”

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Fighting Credit Card Chargebacks

February 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

Fifteen or so years ago, when I first started representing tow companies, it was commonplace in my town for tow companies to require cash for payment.  No credit cards were accepted.  Tow companies didn’t want to accept credit cards for fear that angry consumers would dispute the charge after picking up their vehicle.  Thereafter, the City of Kansas City, Missouri outlawed the “cash only” policy.  Instead, tow companies were required to accept credit cards if they wanted to perform municipal tows.  Most every tow company in the area objected to the credit card ordinance.  A few threatened lawsuits.  Despite it all, the ordinance has remained.