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Towing co., town resolve suit over post-Sandy work

Local News | Jul 22, 2013

Towing co., town resolve suit over post-Sandy work

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A Superstorm-related lawsuit between a Jersey shore town and a towing company has been settled for $250,000.

The Asbury Park Press reports Seaside Heights will make the payment to APK Towing to resolve a suit APK filed in February. The company sought $2.6 million in damages and $300,000 for services stemming from work it did in the Ocean County community after the storm hit.

APK had a contract with the town to tow vehicles. But after Sandy, Seaside Heights residents were outraged when they discovered bills of $800 to $2,500 for towing and storage fees.

Seaside Heights temporarily suspended APK’s contract amid the uproar. But a state Division of Consumer Affairs investigation cleared the company of wrongdoing.

An attorney for APK says the company is happy with the settlement.