Attorneys representing more than four million Hoosier drivers who were overcharged for operator’s licenses by the Indiana BMV since at least 2007 say the latest announcement from the state agency still leaves Hoosiers short.
The BMV announced that it will credit Hoosier motorists for some of the overcharges sought by the lawsuit if they happen to conduct transactions with the BMV, a move that ignores repeated requests by class counsel that the overcharges be refunded through the Marion Superior Court. Attorneys for the class contend that only the Court can provide the transparency and oversight needed to ensure Indiana drivers are properly credited for the monies owed.
“This is the ultimate example of the fox watching the henhouse, for the BMV to unilaterally announce that they’ve done the math, they’ve got it figured out and they can be trusted to handle the problem,” said attorney Richard Shevitz of Cohen & Malad. “The resolution of this case requires court oversight.”