Judge grants class certification in BMV lawsuit

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A Marion Superior Judge ruled last week that a lawsuit brought against the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles for allegedly overcharging drivers may proceed as a class-action lawsuit.

Marion Superior Judge Heather Welch granted class certification May 3 to the lawsuit filed by Indianapolis law firm Cohen & Malad LLP in March. The complaint alleges that residents have been overpaying for drivers’ licenses as far back as 2007, and some were overcharged as much as $7 per license.

Welch wrote that “a class action is superior to other available methods of adjudicating the issues in the case because it avoids duplicative discovery and motion practice, avoids inconsistent adjudications and reduces the potential overall burden on the courts.”

The certified class is all persons who are currently residents of Indiana and who, since March 7, 2007, paid a fee to the BMV to obtain or renew a motor vehicle operator’s license while under the age of 75.

Tammy Raab has been appointed representative of the class. Cohen & Malad is the class counsel.  



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