Ford Sued Over Diesel Super Duties

Ford Motor Co. rigged at least 500,000 heavy-duty trucks to beat emissions tests, drivers claimed in a lawsuit, adding to the tally of carmakers linked to diesel-cheating allegations worldwide that started in 2015 with Volkswagen AG. Ford’s F-250 and F-350 Super Duty diesel pickups, a slice of the top-selling F-Series, are spewing emissions as much as…

Fire Truck Repossessed By Township

Jan. 06–The Allegheny Valley Volunteer Fire Company has lost one of its trucks after the Springdale Township commissioners said they’re taking it back and selling it. Firefighters stripped their gear — hoses, hand tools, extinguishers, fans, nozzles — from the 2001 Kenworth in preparation for turning it over to the township, company President Chuck Miller…

We Needed The Guns…

A car salesman and a repo man at a D’Iberville car dealership have avoided prison in a federal investigation of the use of marijuana and gun ownership. Salesman Steven Lamont McKinney, 46, and repo worker Otis Kinta Pittman, 37, each received a $5,000 fine at sentencing hearings on Wednesday. They also received probation and house…

Florida Recovery Agent Takes Gunfire

MELBOURNE, Fla. – On Monday at approximately 5:25 p.m., police responded to a Harbor City Blvd. Sunoco for a reported shooting near 746 Lawrence Drive in Melbourne. The alleged target of the shooting, identified as William La Drew who is employed by J and J Asset Recovery, told police that upon an attempt to repossess a GMC…

No More RTO Pet Repossessions In CA

New Year, New Laws. Under AB1491, pricey dogs and cats can no longer be financed through rent-to-own agreements. California will ban the financing method after people complained that they did not understand that they were renting the pet, which was subject to repossession if the loan was not paid back. Sorry folks. That gravy train…

Illinois Collateral Recovery Exceptions (SB 1834)

Don’t forget that January 01, 2018 not only rings in the New Year, it also is the day that forwarders working accounts in Illinois get a pass as Illinois Collateral Recovery Exceptions (SB 1834) takes effect.   Exemptions to Collateral Recovery Act (SB 1834/PA 100-0102): Clarifies existing law and expressly provides two exemptions from the Illinois Collateral…