District court would seem to be appropriate. Jurisdiction where the car was towed is also appropriate although VA may also and not prepared to opine whether one would be better.
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Who identified your vehicle as worthy of being towed? When you sue the towing company, be sure to place some John Doe 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc., defendants so that you can do some discovery and find out who else is responsible for the towing, and then you can substitute into your lawsuit the identities of anyone else involved in this matter. This is not going to be fun, but it will be educational. And if you like being educated in law, then perhaps it will be fun, win or lose.
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