News for Public Officials and the People They Serve
Newsletter Archives The Campaign Tool Chest
Home Auctions By State Campaigner's Bookstore



Related Articles

Cities may owe millions for vendor collected tickets

Cities across America  may owe hundreds of millions of dollars for double billing parking citations


Red Light Cameras Exposed Thousands To Identity Theft

If you've been caught on a red light camera lately, you may have more bad news on the way.


Suits, Charges Plague State  Vendors

A long list of suits and even criminal charges have been brought against many of the best known government technology providers.

September 25, 2006


Motorists nationwide are filing class action lawsuits against  state agencies for advertisements they received in state registration packets.

The suits say that  the use of motorists' names and addresses for commercial purposes is prohibited by federal law.


Harvey Ressler of Kansas City, Missouri believes the state  broke federal law when they partnered with a marketing service company to deliver unwanted ads in his mail. He has filed a class action lawsuit against the State and Imagitas, Inc.

Earlier this year, Fidelity Federal Bank & Trust of West Palm Beach, Florida agreed to pay  $50 million in a similar class-action lawsuit for buying 565,600 names of motorists for advertising purposes from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles,

Motorists in New York, Ohio, Florida and Minnesota have filed similar suits against Imagitas, a Pitney Bowes subsidiary, for advertising the company placed inside automobile registration packets mailed to millions of car owners.

The Missouri Department of Revenue partnered with the targeted marketing services company earlier this year by putting advertisements in vehicle registration renewal packets.

Imagitas has similar deals with New York, Ohio, Minnesota and Missouri.

The lawsuits claim Imagitas used personal information it received from State agencies to target and distribute advertising materials. The use of motorists' names and addresses for commercial purposes is a violation of the federal Driver's Privacy and Protection Act.

If you feel you should be included in this possible or a similar class action, please contact Click here for legal help and a free evaluation of your possible case



Get the Newsletter - It's FREE



If you have received advertisements with your motor  vehicle registration packets, your privacy may have been breached.
#1 in Identity Theft Protection


Privacy Policy