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City of Chicago Red Light Camera Ticket Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves two different class actions against the City of Chicago about cameras used to determine speeding and red light tickets. The McKenzie-Lopez suit alleged that the city did not give drivers the notice they were due under the Municipal code and prematurely assessed late penalties. This led the city to pass the Automated Enforcement Violation Review and Refund Ordinance, a law then challenged by the Willis suit, which claimed that the law was an effort to allow the city another chance at adjudicating liability and assessing “new and separate” fines and penalties for the violations in the McKenzie-Lopez suit. 

Docket Number:

15 CH 4802, 16 CH 14304

Company: City of Chicago

Filing Deadline: December 11, 2017

Class Period: March 23, 2010 to May 17, 2017

Objection Deadline: December 11, 2017

Exclusion Deadline: December 11, 2017

Final Approval Hearing: February 9, 2018

Proof of Purchase:

Yes, you must have a notice number or a ticket number.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a member of any of the two classes or two subclasses defined in Section VIII of the Notice.

The Notice Class is all individuals or entities to whom the city issued a determination of liability on alleged automated speed enforcement or alleged automated traffic law enforcement system violation, between March 23, 2010 and May 17, 2015, before any request was made for an adjudication by mail or administrative hearing, or where no such request was made.

The Penalty Class is all individuals or entities to whom the city assessed a late penalty before the expiration of the 25-day grace period, between July 1, 2012 to May 9, 2015, after a determination of liability on an alleged automated speed enforcement or alleged automated traffic law enforcement system violation.

The subclasses for each involve persons from whom the city received payments towards the fines or penalties.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Up to 50% of fines, penalties, and other amounts paid on certain speeding or red light camera tickets or the forgiving of up to 50% of amounts owed; possible refund or waiving of some late fees or penalties; establishment of a debt relief program to waive additional amounts owed on speeding or red light camera tickets. Actual awards will depend on the number of valid claims received.

Total Settlement Amount: $38.75 million

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$3,000-$15,000

Law Firm:
Myron M Cherry and Associates LLC

Claim Form: City of Chicago Red Light Ticket Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: McKenzie-Lopez, et al. v. City of Chicago, Willis, et al. v. City of Chicago

Settlement Website: City of Chicago Red Light Ticket Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
City of Chicago

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

www.CityofChicago.org/city/en/sites/settlement/home.html 

or 

Myron M. Cherry & Associates LLC
30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2300
Chicago, Illinois 60602
(312) 372-2100

 

 

Tags: Municipalities, Tickets including Traffic Violations