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A longtime adaptive mobility dealer faces allegations by several of his customers. Were his actions intentional, or is he himself a victim of the larger economic crisis?

On May 21, 2009, in a federal courtroom, about a dozen people, most of them wheelchair users, raised their voices in objection to the filing of a personal bankruptcy by Charles “Chuck” Kutz, owner of the now defunct Adaptive Driving Systems of Canoga Park, Calif.

[no relation to Adaptive Driving Systems of San Luis Obispo, Calif.]. The group of ADS customers were reportedly united in their contentions that each had been knowingly ripped off by Chuck Kutz. But you w