Drivers who acquired a $1.8 million class-action clothing against a small Ohio town over its use of red light cameras want to collect their impairments — straight from the pockets of a new crop of motorists caught by the unpopular and all-seeing digital eyes.
Lawyers for thousands of motorists cited in New Miami filed a class-action lawsuit in 2013 against the Butler County town of 2,000 for using an automated rapidity camera system that they said violated due process rights.The plaintiffs won their occurrence and a subsequent plea by the town, which now hopes to set the occasion before the Ohio Supreme Court.
In the meantime, plaintiffs — and their solicitors — require their money. And in such cases of extreme incongruity, they want to collect it by ornamenting fines is creating New Miami’s brand-new red light camera merchant, Blue Line Solutions.
“We want to make sure that any coin that New Miami received from their new speed camera program goes to pay back the plaintiffs that had to pay under the old speeding camera organization, ” attorney Michael Allen told FoxNews.com on Wednesday.
Allen, along with the other four lawyers relating to the suit, argue that the new flow of ticket receipt is the cash-strapped town’s “only remaining substantial asset.”
Last week, Butler County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Oster disclaimed the motion to garnish New Miami’s current red light camera income — at least until the final plea is exhausted.
“This case is currently pending examine before the State supreme court of Ohio, ” Oster wrote on Thursday, adding that garnishment[ is] an extraordinary redres under these circumstances, which should not be considered lightly.”
Allen said the attempt was rejected for “legal, technical reasons.”
“We’re waiting for the Supreme Court to say, ‘No, village of Miami. Get your wallets out and start compensating these beings, ‘” he said.