A motorized recliner with a DUI record gets into new legal trouble: It's not a La-Z-Boy.
By MARY LYNN SMITH, Star Tribune
Last update: November 3, 2009 - 8:38 AM
The police auction of a souped-up motorized recliner, confiscated because the owner was drunk, crashed Monday.
The bust and subsequent auction had attracted national media attention and drove eBay bidding for the chair past $40,000. But now the bidding will have to start all over again.
The Proctor, Minn., Police Department was 11 hours shy of ending its five-day auction on eBay when its ad was suddenly yanked off the site, apparently because it was referred to as a La-Z-Boy chair, and it's not. And that didn't sit with the folks at La-Z-Boy who faxed a complaint to the police chief about the use of the trademarked name and apparently filed a complaint with eBay.
Strictly speaking, the controversial chair is a mo
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