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  • September 22, 2021    |   Private Property

    Wilmington Impound

    Challenging Wilmington’s tow-and-impound racket, which pays private tow companies by letting them keep and scrap cars.

    Wilmington, Delaware, issues a lot of parking tickets and then allows private companies to tow any car with more than $200 in outstanding fines. Rather than pay money to those companies for their services, the city contractually empowers the towing companies to keep and scrap cars. The tow companies get to keep the full value…

  • September 8, 2021    |   Private Property

    Sun Valley Administrative Appeal

    Family Farm Facing Ruinous Fines for Paperwork Mistake Sues Agency that Acts as Prosecutor, Judge and Jury

    In early 2016, federal agents from the U.S. Department of Labor came to Sun Valley Orchards to hand-deliver a letter. According to the letter, the farm—a fourth-generation family farm in southern New Jersey—was being ordered to pay the government over $550,000. The bulk of that amount (over $320,000) was because of a single paperwork violation.…

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