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State’s $25 million payout in DCS abuses case is the largest ever of its kind

June 14, 2017
The Indiana attorney general and Department of Child Services’ decision to settle a lawsuit brought by a wrongly prosecuted family yielded the largest payment of its type in state history.More.

Former deputy clerk gets 2-year sentence for stealing $300,000

July 21, 2017
A northern Indiana county's former deputy clerk has been sentenced to two years in prison for stealing nearly $300,000 in county funds.More.

State seeking to recover $11,000 in public funds related to theft from golf course

July 21, 2017
The state of Indiana is seeking more than $11,000 in public funds from a former Edinburgh golf course employee who admitted to repeatedly stealing money from the public course.More.

Trump shakes up legal team in face of growing Mueller probe

July 21, 2017
President Donald Trump is shaking up his legal team as he seeks to combat an expanding and intensifying Russia investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller.More.

Lawsuit settlement means more refunds for motorists

July 20, 2017
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has agreed to repay motorists more than $62 million it collected in excessive fees to settle a class-action lawsuit.More.
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  3. I'm glad that attorney Carl Hayes, who represented the BMV in this case, is able to say that his client "is pleased to have resolved the issue". Everyone makes mistakes, even bureaucratic behemoths like Indiana's BMV. So to some extent we need to be forgiving of such mistakes. But when those mistakes are going to cost Indiana taxpayers millions of dollars to rectify (because neither plaintiff's counsel nor Mr. Hayes gave freely of their services, and the BMV, being a state-funded agency, relies on taxpayer dollars to pay these attorneys their fees), the agency doesn't have a right to feel "pleased to have resolved the issue". One is left wondering why the BMV feels so pleased with this resolution? The magnitude of the agency's overcharges might suggest to some that, perhaps, these errors were more than mere oversight. Could this be why the agency is so "pleased" with this resolution? Will Indiana motorists ever be assured that the culture of incompetence (if not worse) that the BMV seems to have fostered is no longer the status quo? Or will even more "overcharges" and lawsuits result? It's fairly obvious who is really "pleased to have resolved the issue", and it's not Indiana's taxpayers who are on the hook for the legal fees generated in these cases.

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