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Seaside Heights, Towing Company Reach Settlement In Post-Sandy Dispute

Town Will Pay $250,000 To APK Towing
Workers install new pilings to replace the boardwalk that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy, February 19, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Workers install new pilings to replace the boardwalk that was damaged by Superstorm Sandy, February 19, 2013 in Seaside Heights, New Jersey. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — A Superstorm-related lawsuit between a New Jersey shore town and a towing company has been settled for $250,000.

The Asbury Park Press reports Seaside Heights will make the payment to APK Towing to resolve a suit APK filed in February. The company had sought $2.6 million in damages stemming from work it did in the Ocean County community after the storm hit.

APK had a contract with the town to tow vehicles. But after Sandy, Seaside Heights residents were outraged when they discovered bills of $800 to $2,500 for towing and storage fees.

Seaside Heights temporarily suspended APK’s contract amid the uproar. But a state Division of Consumer Affairs investigation cleared the company of wrongdoing.

An attorney for APK says the company is happy with the settlement.

(Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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