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[Redflex and] City sued over red light/speed tickets
DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – A Dayton law firm filed a class action lawsuit Thursday connected to red light and speed cameras.
Dyer, Garafalo, Mann and Schultz filed on behalf of three clients who had their cars towed and impounded for failure to pay camera issued violations.
The law firm claims their clients were deprived of due process and the protections normally afforded to people cited for traffic offenses.
The lawsuit names the City of Dayton and Red Flex Traffic Systems, Inc.
[Class Action] Lawsuit filed against [Redflex], Victorville
Feb 20, 2012
A class-action lawsuit against Victorville and its red-light camera program alleges vehicle owners’ due-process rights were violated and seeks millions of dollars in damages.
Barstow lawyer Robert Conaway filed the lawsuit on Feb. 14 in Victorville Superior Court on behalf of his client, Michael Curran, and others who received red-light tickets in Victorville from Phoenix-based Redflex Traffic Systems, according to court records.
The suit alleges misdemeanors and infractions have always been violations that must have occurred in an officer’s presence and not making that a requirement violates the California Penal Code.
Lawsuit targets [Redflex] red-light camera contracts
Dec. 4, 2010 | San Francisco Examiner | Article
The residents of Daly City and Palo Alto have filed class-action lawsuits accusing red-light camera vendors of signing illegal contracts with several Peninsula cities and calling for the companies to reimburse those who were fined.
California: Class Action Lawsuit Hits Federal Court
Oct. 25, 2010 | TheNewspaper.com | Article
A class action lawsuit against fifty-nine red light camera programs in the state of California will be heard before Judge William H. Alsup in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. Attorney Bruce L. Simon, who is suing Redflex Traffic Systems and American Traffic Solutions (ATS), moved Friday that the case return to the state court system. Simon argues that the contracts of Redflex and ATS with municipalities are illegal under California la
Jonesborough man files suit over red-light camera ticket dispute
May. 5, 2010 | TriCities.com | Article
A Jonesborough man who says he is being double billed for a red-light camera speeding ticket his wife received is suing the town of Jonesborough and the company who maintains the cameras.
Church is now filing a lawsuit against Jonesborough and Redflex for $24,000 in compensation.
Washington Court Dismisses Class Action Lawsuit against Redflex Traffic Systems
PHOENIX, AZ—March 4, 2010—Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., the largest provider of automated enforcement systems for roads and highways in the U.S., announced that a federal court in Washington has dismissed in its entirety a putative class action lawsuit against the company alleging that the automated enforcement programs violate state law and are unconstitutional.
On June 25, 2009, a group of plaintiffs in Washington filed a class action lawsuit against Redflex Traffic Systems. Plaintiffs alleged that the automated enforcement programs were illegal because of excessive fines, failure to obtain approval of infraction forms and improper stop-loss contractual provisions.
On March 2, 2010, United States District Court Judge John C. Coughenour granted Redflex’s dismissal motion on all claims with prejudice, entering judgment in Redflex’s favor. The Court found that Plaintiffs misinterpreted the law, determining that the fine amounts are not excessive, the infraction forms comply with state law and that stop-loss provisions were permissible under state law. As a result, the Court ruled that the Automated Traffic Safety Camera programs enacted by municipalities in the state of Washington are consistent with state law and the constitution. This is consistent with Bell v. Redflex Traffic Sys. Inc., 2009 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 85263, *7 (E.D. Tex. 2009) where it was stated “Plaintiffs do not have a legally protected right to engage in illegal conduct and be free from the consequences of that activity.”
“This ruling once again negates unfounded claims against intersection safety camera programs and their legality,” said Karen Finley, President and CEO of Redflex Traffic Systems. “With each case, we close the gap on unconstitutionality claims and leave less room for argument about the documented public safety benefits this technology provides in reducing preventable fatalities on our roads.”
Red light camera programs have proven to drastically decrease the incidence of red light running and collisions all over the nation. Annually, an estimated 153,000 people are injured in red light running accidents. According to the Federal Highway Administration, 97% of drivers feel that other drivers running red lights are a major safety threat and one in three people claim they personally know someone injured or killed in a red light running crash. In a recent nationwide opinion poll, voters showed 80% support of the red light cameras as a safety tool*.
*APCO Nationwide Poll, December 2009