Indiana BMV responds to license overcharge lawsuit
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles admits that it may have inadvertently overcharged for its drivers' licenses.
It's the first time, the BMV has responded to a class action lawsuit alleging the agency collected $30 million in overcharges.
But in its court filing, the BMV says it does not have sufficient evidence to admit or deny there is a systemic problem in charging motorists more for their licenses than allowed by law.
In March, Attorney Irwin Levin filed a lawsuit against the BMV saying it had illegally taken more money in fees from nearly four million people.
According to the lawsuit, drivers paid $4 to $7 more for a license than they should have paid. Specifically it alleges a six-year license should cost $15 instead of $21.
A five-year license should be $13.50 instead of $19.50 and the four-year license should cost $14, not $18.
"I think that most people think our government, government of the people ought to only charge what they're lawfully allowed to charge," said Levin at the time.
In a statement today, Levin said, "They need to stop immediately and give ordinary citizens back the money they took."