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St. Louis County Failure to Appear Fee Settlement

St. Louis County is settling a class action alleging it improperly charged defendants in municipal court a failure to appear (FTA) fee or warrant fee. The fee was the amount charged by the county for defendants who failed to appear in a municipal court case, which was normally $75.  Read more

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Missouri Sheriffs’ Retirement System Surcharge Settlement

The Missouri Sheriffs’ Retirement System (MSRS) is settling two class actions abut a $3 fee or surcharge that was collected for court costs during certain periods. The Fowler lawsuit is about fees collected to resolve a municipal citation; the White lawsuit is about fees collected for a Missouri associate circuit or circuit court.  Read more

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City of Ferguson, Missouri Court Fee Settlement

The City of Ferguson, Missouri has entered into a settlement to resolve a class action alleging that it charged illegal fees in violation of Missouri law. The fees in question are warrant fees and failure to appear fees.  Read more

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