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Pizza? Anyone?

I hate to say it but I am still laughing to myself. And I apologize, but I cannot help it.

Earlier this week, our friends down the street confirmed something that I had heard murmurs of for months….American Tire Distributors got out the big guns and is suing American Tire Corp.

The reason? Well, if we were considering “truthiness” there could be many, but ATD alleges trademark infringement on the company’s name and mark.

Now the suit was originally filed back on May 6, according to the report, and re-served multiple times even as late as Oct. 2. To ATD’s credit they showed restraint and good taste by not making its legal action public with self-serving “press releases.”

ATC, meanwhile, apparently tried to play “dodge the process server,” and alternately avoided being served with the suit or claimed they never were. ATC has missed court-set response dates and the court, said the report, will rule on Nov. 10 whether to grant ATD’s motion for a default judgment and permanent injunction.

ATC president, chairman and public relations manager Abraham Hengyucius supposedly denied ATD’s claims and issued a “press release” threatening ATD with legal action. Of course, as we have documented, he has made many other incredible claims in the past…like the mysterious 1,000 acres ATC bought in Washington or the supposed $500 million OTR tire plant it is building or ATC’s supposed government backing or even the half-billion dollars in business it got at MinExpo last month.

It’s all part of the game for the man with a plan, I guess.

By the way, you might want to check out this Web site: www.whmf.us and go to the press release page.

If you have comments to share, send to me at [email protected].

– Jim Smith

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