Posts Tagged ‘driver records’

High court to hear dispute over driver’s-privacy law

Justices agree to weigh whether federal law allows lawyers to obtain personal information from driver’s license records to recruit clients for lawsuits.

N.M. high court limits use of executive privilege in records cases

Ruling comes in case that stems from Republican Party’s request for public records from former Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration.

6th Circuit dismisses suit challenging release of driver info

Lower court had allowed three Cincinnati residents to pursue claims that Ohio officials disclosed personal information for a purpose not permitted by federal Driver’s Privacy Protection Act.

N.M. appeals court rules against state GOP in records dispute

SANTA FE, N.M. — The state can withhold the names and addresses of illegal immigrants and foreign nationals who get driver’s licenses in New Mexico, the state Court of Appeals ruled late last week in a dispute over public records sought by the Republican Party.
The court concluded June 25 that Gov. Bill Richardson’s administration had [...]

Mo. judge rejects revised fee for driver’s license records

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Revenue continues to overcharge businesses for electronic bulk purchases of driver's license and motor vehicle records, a judge ruled on April 16.
The decision by Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan is the latest entry in litigation touched off in May 2008 by the Revenue Department's decision to [...]

Businesses try to block fee increase for Mo. vehicle, driver data

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Three businesses have sued to halt a state fee increase for obtaining driver's license and vehicle records, claiming the higher fee violates Missouri's open-records law as well as the state and federal constitutions.
The lawsuit, filed May 9 by companies that regularly buy the records to track vehicle histories and traffic violations, [...]

Mo. to charge $28 million for drivers database

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A new law that will mean a big increase in the cost of obtaining Missouri driving records has raised concerns among the news media.
On May 1 the Missouri Department of Revenue will begin charging $7 per driving record. The cost of buying the database of all records will cost more than [...]

Florida sheriff under fire for using driving records to locate critic

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orange County’s sheriff may have broken the law when he used driver’s license records to track down a woman who wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper criticizing his staff’s use of Taser stun guns and describing him as fat, critics say.
Orange County Sheriff Kevin Beary had his aides use [...]

Survey finds Maryland public records not all that public

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Government workers across Maryland routinely
refuse to release records that, by law, are supposed to be open for public
inspection, according a survey conducted by 20 newspapers.
Based on the survey’s findings, Marylanders who ask for records
will be turned away with nothing about half the time.
Their requests will be filled promptly only in about one [...]