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Auto Shop Fights City to Save U-Haul Business

A South Carolina town changed its zoning regulations and ordered a small automotive business to stop renting U-Hauls. The owners are now fighting back.

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Other Property Rights Abuses | Private Property

Auto Shop Fights City to Save U-Haul Business

A South Carolina town changed its zoning regulations and ordered a small automotive business to stop renting U-Hauls. The owners are now fighting back.