A car rental agency may have been in trouble with the law in 2008, but it didn’t have to worry about having a long and costly legal battle over its business.
That was when the Craigslist ad website came into play.
The agency, known as The Lad, had been using Craigslist to advertise cars, but when the site became popular, Craigslist became more popular with the public.
The ad site offered a free trial that allowed users to view ads from cars they could rent, and the ad network made money from each sale.
But when The Lad had to file for bankruptcy in 2008 due to a series of unpaid bills, it needed a way to cover its expenses, so it began accepting ad revenue from the site.
In 2011, the agency lost its license to operate and was forced to pay $20,000 in fines.
It has since been reorganized and is back operating.
This story originally appeared on NBCNews.com