Michigan-Based Towing Company Suing Student Over Facebook Group

Posted May 13, 2010

Western Michigan University student Justin Kurtz created a Facebook group called “Kalamazoo Residents Against T & J Towing [Facebook Group].” T & J Towing fired back at Justin with a $750,000 lawsuit.

Kurtz’s attorneys claim that T & J Towing President Joseph Bird violated the Michigan Consumer Protection Act and abused the judicial process ?by using it for his ulterior motive or purpose to cause vexation, trouble, embarrassment and damage to Kurtz in a vain attempt to make him shut down his Facebook site? according to MLive.com.

Bird believes that the Facebook group has cost the company numerous business accounts due to “slander” that is on the Facebook group. [MLive]