Score one for the Oregon Department of Transportation.
On Nov. 15, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the agency, which in 2010 worked out an arrangement to sell drivers’ records to a private vendor for about $10 apiece, five times the price the agency charged for the information.
Truckers and insurers, who were forced to pay an additional $15 million a year, sued ODOT, claiming the scheme was an illegal diversion of money dedicated to the state highway fund (“The Driving Records Racket,” WW, Dec. 13, 2013).
The truckers and insurers won in Marion County Circuit Court, but ODOT won at the court of appeals.
Greg Chaimov, who represents the truckers and insurers, says his clients are considering whether to appeal.