Lavik v. DMV - A court case that The ACLU of Rhode Island is currently involved in.


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Lavik v. DMV (2011)

Category: Due Process    Open Government    

A lawsuit challenging the Division of Motor Vehicle’s actions in refusing to reinstate a person’s driver’s license based on a “policy” that appears nowhere in the agency’s rules and regulations. The lawsuit, filed in R.I. Superior Court on behalf of Warwick resident Marc Lavik, argues that the DMV’s actions are in violation of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA), an important state law that requires agencies to provide advance notice and a public comment period before adopting policies that affect members of the public.

Cooperating Attorneys: Albin Moser and Melissa Braatz

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  • Feb 09, 2012 - ACLU Settles Suit With DMV Over License Reinstatement Rule
  • Oct 17, 2011 - ACLU Sues DMV Over License Reinstatement Rule; Challenges Agency “Making Rules Up As They Go Along”