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Monday: La-Z-Boy pulls the lever on eBay auction (update)

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


Added: Nov-3-2009 Occurred On: Nov-3-2009
By: gregory_peckory
Tags: La-Z-Boy, motorized chair, drunk driving, confiscated,
Location: Proctor, Minnesota, United States (load item map)
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