Michigan Grad Sues The State Over Reassigned License Plate
Forget going blue, a University of Michigan grad is going red after his ‘G0BLUE’ license plate was reassigned to another person. Joseph Hardig III says the plate has been on his vehicles for years.
Now, he’s learned it’s been assigned to another car owner after he tried to get it renewed at a local secretary of state office. He’s now taking action in hopes of getting it back.
Hardig told The Detroit News, “My dad’s passed away. I got it from him. It’s meaningful to me. We’re just huge fans and love the University.”
Hardig, who ESPN reports works as a lawyer in Detroit, is asking a judge to block the state from giving the license plate to another Ann Arbor man. The secretary of state won’t comment on the ongoing lawsuit, ESPN says.
According to Hardig, he visited a branch of the secretary of state on November 4th, a month before the deadline for plate renewals. At that time, he was told “G0BlUE” was no longer available for his vehicle.
ESPN reports that the plate has now been assigned to Jonathan Fine and his BMW. However, as of late last week he still hadn’t received it in the mail.
Fine told the Detroit News that he was checking out different options for custom plates when he noticed G0BLUE was available. He told the Detroit News, “I thought it was a mistake at first…I’m not actually that excited about the plate. I just had to take it. It’s more just because it was available.”
According to ESPN, he’d be willing to give it up if he can find another suitable option for himself. Regarding Hardig’s situation, Fine told the newspaper, “I understand why he’s upset. If I had a cool plate like that, I’d be upset to lose it.” Well, Mr. Fine. Now you do. So, what are you going to do about it?
Can’t help but to reminded of the classic Seinfeld episode with the custom plates…