Could this be the end of the long-running saga of the Wabasha County driver's license debacle?
Here's a news release from the Wabasha County administrator's office. While there are no smiley face emojis attached, this must have given some county officials a lot of pleasure to produce.
On September 1, 2016 the United States Court of Appeal for the Eight Circuit issued a decision on a case involving a number of alleged violations of the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act filed by a number of individuals, including Steve Drazkowski, Debra Roschen, Merl Norman, David Harms, Beverly Snow, Jerry Gelao, John Adams, Virginia Kautz, and Julie Porcher among others, against Wabasha County and others.
The decision by the Eight Circuit Court of Appeals affirms the dismissal of all of the plaintiffs’ claims against Wabasha County and a number of other counties.
The Court specifically stated the following: “We conclude, then, that the plaintiffs, both whose individual claims we have discussed, as well as those plaintiffs whose claims we conclude do not merit individual discussion, have failed to allege a plausible claim against any of the defendants named in their complaint, and so we affirm the district court’s dismissal of the complaint in its entirety.”
Michael Plante, Wabasha County Administrator, said “while the County was not surprised by the decision that was reached by the Court, it is pleased that the decision should provide finality to the matter and fully clears the County and its staff of any alleged wrong doing.”
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