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Before GARWOOD, DAVIS, and DENNIS, Circuit Judges.

Today, we decide whether the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA), 18 U.S.C., Chapter 123, §§ 2721-2725, allows states to turn over their entire drivers motor vehicle (DMV) database at the request of certain private entities. This case involves a class action seeking vast potential liquidated damages. For reasons stated below, we affirm the district court’s dismissal of the action and hold that the DPPA affords states discretion to disburse DMV records for a permissible purpose under the statute.

This case began when the plaintiff-appellants, Sharon Taylor, et. al., filed six putative class action suits alleging violations of the DPPA against more than seventy-five defendants. The district court consolidated the six suits into the instant case. Most defendants joined in filing a Consolidated Motion to Dismiss pursuant to FED. R. CIV. P. 12(b)(6) (failure to state a claim), and 12(b)(1) (lack of subject-matter jurisdiction). The district court granted the motion and entered judgment dismissing plaintiff’s suit with prejudice (including the sua sponte dismissal of the action as against defendants who had not joined the motion). The plaintiffs now appeal.*fn1

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