The Indiana Trial Lawyers Association named Irwin B. Levin as the 2013 Consumer Advocate of the Year for his work on the class action litigation against the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Levin represented approximately 4.5 million Hoosier drivers who were systematically overcharged for operator’s licenses by the BMV since at least 2007. The overcharges were calculated to be over $30 million.
Levin expedited the legal process and saved Hoosier taxpayers money by acting aggressively to move this litigation through the courts from his initial discovery of the overcharge and filing of the complaint in March of this year to his ongoing attempts at settlement through mediation and hearings before the Honorable Judge Heather Welch. Notably, Hoosier taxpayers will receive a full recovery of the base funds they were overcharged, after payment of attorney’s fees.
Levin was awarded the ITLA’s Hoosier Freedom Award in 1998 for his class action work on behalf of Holocaust survivors worldwide.