Drive Down the Debt – Legal Filings

Filed on behalf of four individually named plaintiffs, the lawsuit seeks to vindicate the rights of a class consisting of all persons whose Virginia driver’s licenses are suspended due to unpaid court debt and who, at the time of the suspension, were not able to pay due to their financial circumstances. The complaint was filed on July 6, 2016, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. It asks the federal court to strike down the license-for-repayment law as unconstitutional, order the Defendant DMV Commissioner to stop suspending licenses, and to reinstate the licenses of all drivers who were penalized for inability to pay.

The filings and court opinions in the case are arranged below by source (court, defendant, and plaintiff)  in reverse chronological order (newest first).  After presenting documents using this arranging approach, all filings and opinions are grouped chronologically regardless of source.

All Filings and Opinions by Court and by Source

Appellate Court Documents – September 2017 to December 2017

Plaintiffs’ (Appellants’) Filings and Support for Plaintiffs’ Filings

Defendant’s Filings

Trial Court Documents – July 2016 to May 2017

Court Opinions

Plaintiffs’ Filings and Support for Plaintiffs’ Filings

Defendant’s Filings

All Filings and Opinions by Court in Reverse Chronological Order

Appeals Court Documents – September 2017 to December 2017

Trial Court Documents – July 2016 to May 2017

 

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