Settlement deal reached in traffic camera lawsuits

5 years 4 months 4 weeks ago Friday, September 26 2014 Sep 26, 2014 Friday, September 26, 2014 5:54:49 PM CDT September 26, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY - Hundreds of thousands of people who got tickets when their vehicles were photographed running red lights in Missouri could be in line to get some money back.

Attorneys for ticketed drivers and camera supplier American Traffic Solutions said Friday they have agreed to a proposed settlement of several class-action lawsuits.

They said the deal calls for 20 percent refunds to be paid on up to 800,000 tickets issued in 27 Missouri cities served by ATS cameras. At an average ticket of $100, the settlement could amount to as much as $16 million.

The cities include Kansas City, St. Joseph, St. Louis and numerous suburbs of St. Louis.

The lawsuits claimed the traffic camera ordinances violated people's due process rights and state law. The settlement includes no admission of wrongdoing.

 

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