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Tag Archives: Civil Remedial Fees

The latest on driver fees

Civil remedial fees, also known as “abusive driver” fees, were a big deal in 2007. Designed as a way to raise money for roads without raising taxes, the fee scheme assessed big bucks for certain driving offenses. But only against ...

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Roanoke judge allows challenge to fees to proceed

A civil challenge to Virginia’s abusive driving fees remains alive in Roanoke County Circuit Court. Judge James R. Swanson ruled Wednesday that the doctrine of sovereign immunity does not bar a request for a declaratory judgment on the constitutionality of ...

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Arlington judge rules ‘fees’ unconstitutional

Arlington General District Judge Dorothy Clarke ruled Tuesday that the state’s new fees for “abusive drivers” are unconstitutional. Clarke bought the defendant’s equal protection argument. The scheme applies only to state residents. The Washington Post has the story.

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Roanoke judge won’t stop collection of driver fees

A Roanoke County circuit judge has rebuffed a request to stop statewide collection of “civil remedial fees” from “abusive drivers.” The Roanoke Times reports that Judge Jim Swanson denied an injunction to a team of lawyers representing several drivers who ...

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Roanoke judge won’t stop collection of driver fees

A Roanoke County circuit judge has rebuffed a request to stop statewide collection of “civil remedial fees” from “abusive drivers.” The Roanoke Times reports that Judge Jim Swanson denied an injunction to a team of lawyers representing several drivers who ...

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