Judge sides with PennDOT in court, but issues a scolding

    PennDOT won a case today against a Philadelphia woman in appellate court, but not without a scolding from the judge.

    A lower court previously ruled against PennDOT when Marquetta Whiten took the department to court for suspending her car registration while she was recovering from heart failure. Whiten’s bills piled up when she went to live with her mother for several months; she failed to pay her auto insurance and PennDOT suspended her registration, according to the Associated Press.

    Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt today allowed PennDOT reinstate the suspension, but expressed disappointment that the department isn’t using its resources for more serious matters.

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