A potential class action lawsuit targeting the administrative fee charged by the City of Springfield when a vehicle is towed has a new name added as a plaintiff—Pure News USA Publisher T.C. Christian Jr..
A statement provided to WMAY News says the father of Calvin Christian III supports the case, but won’t be making any public comments. The elder Christian was added to the case Monday.
Attorney for the plaintiffs, Don Birner, says the city of Springfield has collected over $1.2 million in 2011 and 2012 and more than 320 vehicles were forfeited because the owners couldn’t afford the administrative fee to the city, plus any other fees charged by the tow company.
The city says the can not comment on pending litigation.