The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has now responded in court to the class action lawsuit filed by Irwin Levin of Cohen & Malad, LLP on behalf of Indiana residents who are believed to have been overcharged for driver’s licenses as far back as 2007. The BMV formally admitted in its response to the lawsuit that it “may have inadvertently overcharged a number of citizens for driver’s licenses”.
It is believed the BMV has collected over $30 million dollars in excess fees from Indiana residents. The complaint seeks to have those funds returned to the Indiana residents who paid them. Marion Superior Court Judge Heather Welch certified the lawsuit as a class action on behalf of all Hoosiers under the age of 75 who paid a fee to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles to obtain or renew a motor vehicle Operator’s License after March 7, 2007.
“Are you kidding me?” Levin said after receiving the response. “Two months of research and investigation and this is what the BMV tells the people it took money from? I’d like to see a list of just 10 people who are in the class and were NOT ‘inadvertently overcharged’. This case is simple. The BMV admits it can’t charge more than the law allows – but it did. The BMV continues to illegally overcharge Hoosiers. They need to stop immediately and give ordinary citizens back the money they took,”
The Indianapolis Star also reported on this case.