Chris Nesbitt has been trying to round up more victims. He created this website in response to his troubles with the City and Valley. He is not represented by an attorney, however he was able to get a Federal Court to grant a Temporary Restraining Order in June of 2017.

You can follow along with the filings here:    Nesbitt v. City of Methuen et al

At the hearing held in June, U.S. District Court Judge Denise Casper explained that Parrino had two options to collect the money owed to him for the vehicle’s storage.

He could have reached out to Nesbitt, received consent to continue to store the car, then gotten permission through a civil proceeding to sell it to satisfy the debt.

Or, if Nesbitt did not consent to continued storage, the judge said, Parrino could have published a public notice of sale then sold the car, since he was legally entitled to a lien for the unpaid fees.

But Nesbitt said he never received a letter from Parrino about selling the Honda. Instead, he said, Parrino informed him in May that the car had been destroyed — before the ads were published in the newspaper.

Casper noted that Parrino received a $500 insurance payment on June 9, satisfying the storage debt, before two of the ads were published.

She said, “it appears that the appropriate way to proceed was to seek a court order as opposed to the administrative proceeding that involves notice in the local paper.”

Casper’s restraining order keeps Parrino from “stripping, impairing, selling, transferring, assigning, encumbering, removing, concealing, destroying or disposing” of the car.

Here is the current Federal Lawsuit against the City of Methuen, Methuen Police, Valley Towing and Fram’s Auto.