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GOP lawyer leads lawsuit against Indiana over trucker fees

Dec 14, 2017 at 09:17 AM CST

— An influential conservative lawyer leading a lawsuit against Indiana accused the state on Friday of illegally collecting roughly $1 billion in fees from truckers across the country.

Attorney Jim Bopp filed the lawsuit in Indianapolis on behalf of the Small Business in Transportation Coalition, a trucking trade group. Bopp contends Indiana lacks the authority under state law to collect $100 million annually in fees from nearly 400,000 truckers — as it has since 2008 — and distribute them to other states.