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Bondi threatens to sue rental car companies over toll charges



Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi says there's a possibility her office will sue rental car companies over their billing practices in Florida. Bondi's Consumer Protection Division has an online form for consumers to send complaints directly to her office. Since November alone, Bondi's office has received more than three dozen complaints from people who rented cars in Florida and were charged as much as $15 a day as a "service charge" in addition to highway tolls that renters couldn't pay because the "cash-less" toll booths are automated.

Bondi's spokesman, Whitney Ray, said the office is involved in "settlement negotiations" with rental car companies he declined to identify.

"It would not be appropriate to discuss details regaqrding ongoing settlement negotiations," Ray said. "If agreements are not reached, we are prepared to litigate." Here's the Times/Herald's latest reporting on the subject.

[Last modified: Monday, February 8, 2016 11:55am]


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