Skip to comments.Woman Settles With Chicago Over $100,000 Parking Fine
Posted on 08/25/2013 6:16:52 PM PDT by Hojczyk
A Chicago woman has settled with the city of Chicago after she was left with more than $100,000 in parking fines when her ex-boyfriend abandoned her car in an inaccessible airport parking lot for nearly three years.
Jennifer Fitzgerald initially owed the city of Chicago a whopping $105,000 after a 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo a used car that was bought for $600 and registered in her name was parked at OHare Airport for three years starting in November 2009. It was parked there by Fitzgeralds ex,
According to DNA Info Chicago the city agreed to drop $100,000 in ticket fines against Fitzgerald leaving her with a final bill of $4,470.
Preveau has to pay the initial down payment of $1,600 and Fitzgerald will pay an additional $78 per month until the fine is paid off.
The settlement brings to an end a lengthy battle for the single mother after she was left with the biggest parking fine in citys history. In a suit, filed against Preveau, United Airlines, and the city of Chicago,
Fitzgerald contended that she should not be liable for the tickets. According to the court papers, first obtained by the Chicago website, The Expired Meter, Fitzgerald was never the owner of the [automobile] had no control over the [automobile] when the parking tickets were issued [and] is not responsible for the parking tickets issued on the [automobile].
Chicago Department of Aviation, posted signs at the OHare lots note that if a vehicle is in a lot for more than 30 days without the lot operators being notified, then the company will attempt to contact the owner, but if the owner cannot be contacted, the vehicle will be towed to another lot before eventually being towed to the city impound lot as an abandoned vehicle.
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Government is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!GOP is hopeless
Waddya mean, idiots? If someone called a tow truck, they couldn't have charged them $100K in fines!
Clearly you don't work for government.
Oh, they did.
The White House has formed an emergency task force to investigate the feasibility of issuing EVERYONE employed in the private sector a $100,000 parking violation as a means of generating additional Federal revenues.
I got multiple Chicago parking fee stories for ya. Oy. Al Capone was in the minor leagues compared to Rahm’s army of parking police.
Wasn’t that Charlie Rangels car?!!
I guess if you want to get rid of a body OHare is the place. Maybe they should check some more cars, they might find Jimmy Hoffa.
Why didn’t she report it as stolen when the ex didn’t bring it back? I supposed maybe she thought he was using it (as opposed to dumping it), and didn’t want to get him in trouble. Or ... somethin’.
I used to work at MCI. A guy I worked with had to go on a business trip for 2 weeks, and decided that he was going to break up with his live-in girlfriend. But, he was too chicken to do it in person.
He left a note at the apartment [his lease] for her to gather up her things, leave the keys on the counter, and get the hell out.
After he came back, he was very nervous about what the apartment would look like. Everything was OK, but he heard a voice over and over again.
He found the phone off the hook and a Japanese recorded voice speaking.
Turns out, his girlfriend dialed Tokyo Time and left the phone off the hook when she left.
His long distance on his next phone bill was over $60,000 ...
She had a car registered (licensed) in her name disappear for 3 years with no police report made out?
Was she paying the required liability insurance on it?