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$38M red light camera settlement on table; Deal won't end risk to city, taxpayers, other litigants say

Jonathan Bilyk Jul. 21, 2017, 10:58pm

People who received tickets from Chicago’s red light cameras could be in line for a bit of a refund, should Chicago aldermen sign off on a $38.75 million settlement deal negotiated by City Hall’s lawyers to end a class action lawsuit over the automated traffic enforcement program. But the trial lawyers behind a separate class action against the city say the settlement doesn’t end the legal and financial risk to the city or taxpayers.

Chicago red light plaintiffs want another try, attack 'convenient' dismissal as legally flawed

Jonathan Bilyk May 6, 2016, 9:58am

The plaintiffs behind what a judge called a “Herculean challenge” to the city of Chicago’s red light camera program have returned to Cook County court, saying they deserve another shot at arguing their case because a Cook County judge who dismissed their case in April not only erred, but in the process “ended up creating brand-new ‘rules’ of Illinois law.” On May 2, a group of plaintiffs led by named plaintiff Terie Kata, filed a motion to reconsider their class action lawsuit against the city o

Judge: Chicago red light cameras, enabling state law valid, constitutional

Jonathan Bilyk Apr. 1, 2016, 9:17pm

The city of Chicago will be allowed to continue to hand out tickets to motorists caught on camera running red lights after a Cook County judge garaged another legal challenge arguing both the city’s ordinance and a state law enabling cities, villages and counties within the Chicago and St. Louis metropolitan areas to set up red light camera systems were valid and constitutional.