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U-Haul suing Chicago-area towing companies

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CHICAGO — U-Haul is suing several Chicago-area towing companies, claiming they fraudulently hauled away trucks and trailers.

The lawsuit says the companies charged U-Haul thousands of dollars in fees to return the equipment.

U-Haul’s customers were offered payments to claim false truck breakdowns and request towing.

The customers then used towing companies not authorized by U-Haul.

U-Haul began an investigation after the incidents continued.

According to the lawsuit, one customer took part in three towing incidents.

U-Haul of Illinois seeks more than $50,000 in damages.