Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.Case Summary:
The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) has agreed to settle a class action alleging that since January 1, 2002, it has overcharged Indiana residents for certain transactions. The complaint alleges that the amounts that the BMV may charge are set forth in statutes and public laws and administrative rules, but that the charges imposed since at least 2002 are higher than those authorized.Docket Number:
Company: Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles Overcharge Settlement
Filing Deadline: June 30, 2019
Class Period: January 1, 2002 to December 31, 2014
Objection Deadline: June 5, 2017
Final Approval Hearing: June 19, 2017Proof of Purchase:
No, but must have a driver's license or ID number or a Social Security Number.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you paid the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles one or more of the fees listed in the Table of Alleged Overcharged Fees, between January 1, 2002 and December 31, 2014.
The BMV began making some of these refunds available in 2016. These are call the 2016 Refunds, and they are generally refunds for fees charged between mid-2006 and the end of 2014. The rest are called the Remaining Refunds, and they are generally refunds for fees charged between 2002 and mid-2006.
Note that claim forms for the 2016 Refunds and Remaining Refunds must be filed through the BMV website. You may request your 2016 refund in the form of a check mailed to you, or you may take it in the form of a credit if you have a further transaction with the BMV before June 30, 2019. Remaining Refunds are not yet available.
After July 1, 2019, unclaimed refunds will be transferred to the Indiana Unclaimed Property Fund and administered according to the Indiana Unclaimed Property Act.Typical Settlement Amount:
Varies, depending on the amount overcharged. See the Table of Alleged Overcharges in the Notice at the settlement website.
Total Settlement Amount:Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Cohen & Malad
Case Name: Tammy Raab v. Kent W. Abernathy and The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles
Settlement Website: BMV Overcharge Litigation Website
Kurtzman Carson Consultants
BMV Overcharge Litigation
c/o Kurtzman Carson Consultants
P.O. Box 43419
Providence, RI 02940-3419