Federal decide dismisses lawsuit over alleged conspiracy to grab and promote automobiles 

A federal decide has dismissed a civil lawsuit towards Maine towing firms, municipalities, police departments and state companies that claimed they conspired to illegally seize automobiles and promote them.

The lawsuit was introduced by Jennifer Coates, Michael Christopher King and Jennifer Hunt, who alleged their automobiles had been seized by police after baseless site visitors stops, and in a single case a minor crash, in Washington, Hancock and Penobscot counties. In courtroom paperwork, they described how the titles to their automobiles had been transferred to the towing firms with out their consent and offered at public sale.

Their legal professional, Scott Fenstermaker, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court docket on Feb. 9.