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'Storage Wars' Star David Hester Just Lost His Court Battle With Public Storage

The Recorder

“Storage Wars” star David Hester will lose out on the contents of a storage unit he purchased for nearly $12,000 when it was mistakenly put up for auction, after a California appeals court ruled against him.

In an opinion Friday, California’s Fourth District Court of Appeal found the reality TV personality “finds himself at war with defendant Public Storage,” but that Hester lost this most recent breach of contract battle with the global self-storage company.

About half an hour after Hester bought a unit at a Public Storage lien sale, an employee discovered the original occupant of the unit had paid off his past-due balance weeks before the sale, according to the opinion. But it was still listed in the auction due to a “technical glitch.”

The appeals court agreed with Public Storage’s Keker, Van Nest & Peters counsel and the Superior Court of Orange County that the company properly voided the sale under the null and void clauses.

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