BMV Overcharge Litigation

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NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT

In the case of Tammy Raab v. Kent W. Abernathy and The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (the “Lawsuit”), filed in the Marion County, Indiana, Superior Court (the “Court”), the Plaintiff has alleged that since January 1, 2002, the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (the “BMV”) has charged Indiana residents more than is allowed by law for certain transactions. If you paid one or more fees to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles for certain transactions since January 1, 2002, your rights may be affected by a Class Action Settlement in a lawsuit pending in this Court.

On September 18, 2015, the Court certified a Plaintiff Class in the Lawsuit. Notice of class certification was issued to Class members in July 2016, and the deadline to be excluded from the Class has now passed. The complete Notice of Class Certification is available here.

On May 2, 2017, the Court entered its Order Granting Preliminary Approval to Class Action Settlement Agreement. The purpose of this Notice is to advise members of the Plaintiff Class of the proposed Settlement, and how to assert any rights you may have under the Settlement. It is also intended to advise you of a hearing to consider the proposed settlement on June 19, 2017. The Court must decide whether to approve the Settlement as fair, just and reasonable. 

Although the information in this website is intended to assist potential class members, it does not replace the information contained in the Notice of Class Action Settlement, which can be downloaded from this website.

Notice of Class Action Settlement (English)

Notice of Class Action Settlement (Spanish)

Please Note the Following Important Dates:

Your Legal Rights And Options:

Date

COMMENT OR OBJECT. You may write to the Court if you do not think the Settlement is fair.

June 5, 2017

GO TO A HEARING. If you object, you may also ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.  

June 19, 2017

FILE A CLAIM. If the Settlement is approved by the Court, you will be able to file a Claim Form online at http://www.in.gov/bmv/index.htm between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2019, to claim refunds for overcharges collected by the BMV between January 1, 2002 and mid-2006.

July 1, 2017


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NOTICE OF CLASS CERTIFICATION

On September 18, 2015, the Court certified a Plaintiff Class in the Lawsuit that includes the following: All persons and entities that paid to the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles one or more of the Overcharged Fees during the corresponding Overcharge Period identified on the Table of Alleged Overcharged Fees. If you paid one or more of the Overcharged Fees during the corresponding Overcharge Period identified on the Table of Alleged Overcharged Fees, please read the Notice carefully to learn the legal rights and options available to you.

Although the information in this website is intended to assist potential class members, it does not replace the information contained in the Class Notice which can be downloaded from this website.

Detailed Notice (English)

Detailed Notice (Spanish)

Please Note the Following Important Dates:

Your Legal Rights And Options:

Date

ASK TO BE EXCLUDED. Get out of this lawsuit. Get no benefits from this lawsuit. Keep rights.

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