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Red-Light Camera Class Action Settlement Approved - Telliho v. American Traffic Solutions

Per The New Jersey Law Journal:

"A federal judge on Thursday approved a $4.2 million settlement over New Jersey's much-maligned red-light traffic camera program, with an eye to fair functioning in the future.

"U.S. District Judge Peter Sheridan's order in Telliho v. American Traffic Solutions requires that a special master investigate whether the system "operates efficiently and effectively."

"Class members, which number about 408,500, will receive 10 percent of the fines they paid for camera-based tickets, ranging from $14 to $85. They must file their claims by Oct. 28.

"Legal fees of $787,000 and costs of $13,000 for class counsel will also come out of the settlement, as will fees for Special Master Joel Rosen and payments of $200 each to the 20 class representatives.

"The defendants are American Traffic Solutions and 11 towns that used its cameras: Brick, East Windsor, Glassboro, Linden, Monroe, Palisades Park, Pohatcong Township, Rahway, Roselle Park, Union Township and Woodbridge."


"A separate class action also pending before Sheridan names Redflex Traffic Systems, installer of red-light cameras in Newark, Cherry Hill, Englewood Cliffs, Edison and Stratford.

"Redflex announced in August that a tentative $2.1 million settlement had been reached and that class members would get 10 percent of fines paid."

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