Settlement of NYPD Summons Without Probable Cause Class Action

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 class action alleged that NYPD officers had been issuing summonses to individuals without probably cause, because they were required to meet a summons quota. Over recent years, more than fifty percent of summonses filed in court by the NYPD were dismissed. Furthermore, the false summonses were often issued in predominantly minority neighborhoods; since 2007, roughly 83% of the individuals stopped by the NYPD were African-American or Hispanic.

Docket Number:

10 Civ. 4228 (RWS)

Company: City of New York Police Department

Filing Deadline: September 6, 2017

Class Period: May 25, 2007 to January 25, 2017

Objection Deadline: April 24, 2017

Exclusion Deadline: April 24, 2017

Final Approval Hearing: May 24, 2017

Proof of Purchase:



You may be eligible for a monetary award if you were issued a C (criminal) summons that was issued without probably cause and dismissed for facial or legal insufficiency, prior to trial, from May 25, 2007 through January 25, 2017. See the Long Form Notice for exclusions.

If you received more than on summons, on different days, you may file a separate claim for each.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Up to $150, depending on the number of claims filed

Total Settlement Amount: $75,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firms:
Cohen & Fitch LLP
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP
The Law Offices of Jon L. Norinsberg PLLC

Claim Form: Stinson v. The City of New York Claim Form

Case Name: Stinson, et al., v. The City of New York, et al.

Settlement Website: Stinson v. The City of New York Website

Claims Administrator:
Rust Consulting, Inc.

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Stinson v City of New York 

c/o Rust Consulting, Inc. 

PO BOX 2574 

FARIBAULT, MN 55021-9574



Tags: Civil Rights, Racial Discrimination