Dearborn, MI―Ford Dealers in the Wolverine State are not happy about a Supreme Court ruling that the new aluminum bodied Ford F-150 must be prominently etched with a 10 cent returnable mark as required by the 1976 Michigan Beverage Containers Law.
State Supreme Court Justice, Donald “Buddy” Astor, agreed with the Michigan State Dealer’s Association that the application of the law to aluminum vehicles was not “within the spirit” of the law, but nonetheless the wording of the state’s law was explicit.
“This is simply outrageous,” shouted John “Paul” Jones, owner of one of the state’s highest volume Ford Dealerships. “You’re talking about a $40,000 to $50,000 vehicle here. To blatantly deface this vehicle, especially in the great state of Michigan, is an absolute disgrace.”
With both appeals already used up, the MSDA’s last hope is a bid to argue their case in the US Supreme court. “I have not yet begun to fight,” shouted Jones as the bailiff escorted him out of the courtroom.