Towing Company Sues Student Over Facebook Page

T&J Towing of Kalamazoo, MI wants to send a message to anyone in the town who feels like complaining about the company online. They’ve filed a $750,000 defamation lawsuit against a Western Michigan University student for starting a Facebook page about them.

The student, Justin Kurtz, told the local news station,

“It’s not like I was making untrue claims or anything. It’s not like I had control over anything that everyone had posted the whole time. I told everyone to be professional, don’t post any threats. Just tell your story and that’s what pretty much everyone did.”

“Towing co. wants $750K from WMU student” [WOOD TV8] (Thanks to Dustin!)
“Kalamazoo Residents against T&J Towing” [Facebook]

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