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Cook County judge OKs final $38M deal to end red light camera class action; lawyers get $11M

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 27, 2018

A Cook County judge has signed off on a settlement to end what plaintiffs’ lawyers have touted as the first successful class action lawsuit against the city of Chicago over alleged abuses within its red light camera program.

IL appeals court upholds dismissal of class action challenging Chicago red light camera program law

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 14, 2018

Saying state law designates Chicago’s red light and speed camera enforcement programs as something different from ordinary traffic laws, a state appeals court has again handed a defeat to a class action attempting to overthrow the city’s automated traffic citation program, which annually adds millions of dollars in fines from ticketed motorists to the city’s coffers.

Court asked to sign off on red light camera settlement; lawyers defend $11M fee request

By Jonathan Bilyk | Feb 5, 2018

A Cook County judge could grant final approval later this week to a $38.75 million settlement deal intended to end a class action lawsuit against Chicago City Hall over the city’s red-light traffic camera enforcement program. And the lawyers behind that lawsuit are defending their request for more than $11 million in fees.

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