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6th Circuit rules in battle over $13.99 car rental fee

A two-and-a-half year legal battle comes down to this

Imagine spending two-and-a-half years of your life quibbling over $13.99. Well, that’s exactly what Michael Salling did, and one can only imagine he racked up far more than that in legal fees while pursuing his case against Budget Rent-A-Car.

Salling rented a car from the Cleveland airport, drove it for 64 miles, filled up the gas tank and returned it. But Budget charged him $13.99 for fuel service, and, presumably stuck on the principle of the thing, Salling launched a legal battle over the fee in August 2009.

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