‘Don't Make a Federal Case Out of it' — Or, Do

Northwest Side woman takes her towing gripe to U.S. District court

You've heard the saying, "Don't make a federal case out of it," right? 

Well, a Northwest Side woman is doing just that after having her car towed by the city, not once, but twice.

The case has now turned into a federal class-action lawsuit that could affect thousands of car owners.

WBBM radio reported that U.S. District Judge Milton Shadur made the ruling last week, granting class-action status in a lawsuit filed by Disenia Cancel, whose car was towed twice in less than 24 hours last January.

Nearly a year later, Cancel still doesn't have her car back.

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