The DMV is notoriously disliked by motorists across the country, but Ashton Kutcher is so angry with the government agency that he's suing!
A hero for all of us who had to take a day off of work to get new plates!
The creator of Punk'd and his production company Katalyst Media have filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Motor Vehicles for allegedly backing out of a deal to produce a half-hour reality show based around its employees and daily visitors.
Kutcher's company's lawsuit claims that both DMV Director George Valverde and Deputy Director Mike Marando committed to the program in 2010, which was aptly titled DMV.
Six weeks after signing the contract, however, Marando pulled out with a letter to producers that stated"
"DMV no longer considered the series to be in its 'best interests' and would therefore 'not be moving forward on such a project'."
Since the company proceeded to negotiate a deal with TruTV and producers feel that the DMV did not have a legitimate reason to breach the contract, Katalyst wants $1.4 million!
We're not sure how strong Ashton's case actually is, but we're rooting for him all the same. See how those overlords at the DMV like waiting forever to have the simplest problem resolved. Three hours to renew a license?! Psht!
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