Judge denies motion to throw out BMV lawsuit, parties must resume mediation

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 15, 2015) – Marion County Judge John Hanley denied a motion to throw out the lawsuit regarding overcharges by Indiana’s Bureau of Motor Vehicles. Instead, Judge Hanley orders the parties to resume mediation.

In March 2013, Indianapolis attorney Irwin B. Levin filed a lawsuit against the BMV,  accusing it of overcharging drivers for licenses. The lawsuit aimed to force the state to repay Indiana drivers tens of millions of dollars for fees and services.

Those overcharged drivers were issued small refunds as part of a separate $30 million settlement.

In February, the governor replaced the BMV commissioner and ordered an independent investigation.

On May 11, a 40-page report  was released and showed the bureau overcharged drivers by tens of millions of dollars more than they initially thought.

On May 18, Judge Hanley heard arguments in the lawsuit targeting the BMV.

Judge Hanley ordered both side of the case to resume mediation within 30 days.

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