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$62M BMV Settlement Means More Refunds For Motorists
Updated July 21, 2017 6:06 AM
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(INDIANAPOLIS ) - You're getting money back from the BMV.

The BMV has settled a class-action suit over 13 years of overcharges. The bureau will issue 62-million dollars in credits on your next transaction, or send you a check if that's what you want.

This is the third and apparently final round of refunds totaling more than 100-million dollars, and the second to be issued to settle a lawsuit. Attorney Irwin Levin says just about anyone who registered a vehicle or got a license between 2002 and 2014 will receive a refund -- he says you can expect anywhere from one to 50 dollars, depending on how many transactions you had and what kind. For charges before 2006, you'll need to fill out a form on the BMV website. More recent overcharges will show up automatically as credits to your account.

The BMV has blamed the overcharges -- as well as undercharges in some cases -- on a web of confusing or contradictory laws. Legislators overhauled the whole fee structure last year. Levin says that's no excuse. He says testimony in the lawsuit revealed B-M-V officials became aware of the errors early on, and didn't do anything about it.

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