Iranian-born owner of car dealership labeled "Taliban Toyota" wins millions
Reuters / Kelli Dugan
02-Nov-2011 (one comment)

MOBILE, Ala (Reuters) - The owner of a large southwest Alabamacar dealership derided as "Taliban Toyota" by a competitor has been awarded $7.5 million in damages after a jury trial for his slander claim.

Iranian-born Shawn Esfahani, owner of Eastern Shore Toyota in Daphne, Alabama, sought $28 million in compensatory andpunitive damages from Bob Tyler Toyota, claiming employees at that Pensacola, Florida-based dealership falsely portrayed him as an Islamist militant to customers.

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Good for Mr. Esfahani!

by aliash on

Serves Bob Tyler right!