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Feed the meter. (Whispers).

P.O.M. Inc., the Russellville company that makes parking. meters, is furious over a Web site positing that claims its products have defects.

To fight back, P.O.M. filed a lawsuit against the companies responsible for the postings, Investigative Law Offices PC and Security Labs LTD, and their agent, Marc Tobias, all of Sioux Falls, S.D.

The statements on the Web site include: P.O.M.'s product has "a design defect" and "meters can be bypassed quickly and easily." P.O.M. said those statements were false.

P.O.M. said the purpose of the Web site at security.org is to sell the defendant's products, including. videos, reports and a book on security topics.

P.O.M. is suing to have the information removed and for an unspecified amount of damages for defamation.

P.O.M. has asked that the statements be removed from the Web site, but the defendants have refused.

Tobias said P.O.M. did have a problem in 1996, but the company fixed it.

"We are issuing an updated advisory" to report the company's problems are fixed, he said. "Their parking meters are quite reliable but that doesn't change the fact that back in 1996 they had a problem," he said.
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Title Annotation:P.O.M. Inc. sues Marc Tobias
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Publication:Arkansas Business
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Date:Jun 16, 2003
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