Submitted by Federal Case Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark
Read the full article here: NJLJ
An operator of red-light cameras alleged not to be compliant with New Jersey law has agreed to pay $2.1 million to settle class-action suits alleging federal rights violations.
Drivers ticketed based on Redflex Traffic Systems‘ cameras in five towns—Cherry Hill, Edison, Englewood Cliffs, Newark and Stratford—would get refunds of 10 percent on fines up to $140.
The suits, filed in federal court under 42 U.S.C. 1983, claim Redflex and the five municipalities violated state law by failing to submit an initial certification and subsequent inspection reports every six months stating that the traffic signals meet state Department of Transportation standards for yellow-light timing.
The settlement also calls for appointment of a special master, former U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Rosen, to monitor Redflex’s compliance with state law and to certify his findings to the court.
Full story to be posted later today.