NEWS BRIEF: New court ruling limits where your car can be booted

Boots on private property get the boot

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The state supreme court ruled Tuesday that cars can only be booted in cities or counties that have relevant ordinances in place. The ruling follows a lawsuit in which business owners claimed to have a common-law right to boot cars on their properties. “There appears to be no legal authority recognizing a common-law right to immobilize unauthorized vehicles located on private property and hold them against the owner’s will until payment is received,” Justice Shawn LaGrua wrote. wsbtv.com