We often find ourselves at odds with the Department of Justice but every now and then, we must tip your hat to them – especially when the target (pun intended) is a towing company and the victim a deployed member of the United States Armed Forces. Today, the Department issued a press release announcing it had reached a $20,000 settlement against Target Recovery Towing, Inc. (“Target”), a Tampa towing company, for unlawfully selling a vehicle belonging to a deployed service member. In addition to the monetary settlement, Target must adopt new policies and procedures, including reporting requirements, to ensure future violations do not occur.

The press release can be read here:


The Consent Order can be read here:


Service members and their families who believe their rights have been violated should contact the nearest Armed Forces Legal Assistance Program Office. Office locations may be found at http://legalassistance.law.af.mil/.