On December 19, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana granted class certification and appointed Cohen & Malad, LLP and the ACLU of Indiana as class counsel in an action on behalf of taxi cab drivers whose taxi permits were seized by Town of Speedway police officers and who were prevented by the Speedway police from picking up passengers they had dropped off at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Indy 500 Race Day. The lawsuit alleges that the actions of the Speedway Police Department constituted conversion and violated the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution because seizure of the permits was not warranted, justified or reasonable, and violated due process. Cohen & Malad, LLP and the ACLU of Indiana request damages for the cab drivers’ missed work time when the drivers were deprived of the possession of their taxi permits.