Sapientia Law Group and SiebenCarey Join Forces to Bring Class Action on Behalf of Individuals Whose Federally Protected Drivers License Information Was Improperly Accessed more than 11,000 Times by Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources
Following the heels of the largely publicized Rasmusson v. City of Bloomington, et al. privacy case involving 140 law enforcement personnel across Minnesota accessing a former co-worker's private drivers' license information, the DNR advised 5000 Minnesota citizens that one of its former employees also improperly accessed their private information through the Department of Public Safety's database. It is reported that the vast majority of individuals whose information was impermissibly accessed were women.
Sapientia Law Group attorneys represented the plaintiff in the Rasmusson v. City of Bloomington, et al. federal lawsuit and the firm has agreed to represent a class of individuals whose rights have been similarly violated. Sapientia is pleased to join legal forces with SiebenCarey's attorneys Susan Holden and Jeffrey Montpetit to initiate this federal litigation on behalf of the class members today. With Holden's and Montpetit's expertise in class actions involving consumers and section 1983 matters and Sapientia's experience successfully protecting privacy interests under the Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), this is a partnership that will succeed in making sure that all those whose rights have been violated by the DNR officials will be vindicated. Counsel will apply for class certification at the earliest practicable time.