Livid. Helped a friend with a small claims suit against a tow company that failed to provide them with all of the documentation/information as explicitly required by the vehicle code. And this violation explicitly allows statutory damages. Judge disregarded the law. Said that my friends weren’t really harmed by the tow company not giving that info. Disregarded statutory damages. Completely denied all claims. Insane. I’ve lost even more faith in our judicial system. Southern California by the way

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Am I missing something? They are allowed, but are they required?

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If that answers the question then I don’t see the issue. The statute “allows” damages, which to me is different than “requires” that damages be awarded. If it’s discretionary then it sounds like the judge acted within their discretion.

Lol welcome to small claims court

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Ain't that the truth. I am with you....they blatantly disregard the law. It drives me nuts.

Yep. That is the way it goes. Judge chooses to not uphold it and that's that. Total crap.

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