In a settlement between class representatives and American Traffic Solutions (ATS), announced on September 26, 2014, thousands of Missouri drivers who paid red light camera fines could soon receive partial refunds.
ATS operated red light cameras in municipalities in St. Louis, Kansas City, and many of the surrounding suburbs. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, it agreed to refund 20 percent of the fines paid on up to 800,000 tickets issued since 2005. If approved, the settlement could provide as much as $16 million for Missouri drivers.
The settlement stems from lawsuits filed against dozens of cities and municipalities, alleging violations of constitutional due process rights. Plaintiffs alleged that the camera fines amounted a money grab and did little to improve public safety.
Individuals who paid fines in these municipalities will be entitled to refunds under the terms of the settlement: Arnold, Bellerive Acres, Bel-Nor, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Bridgeton, Calverton Park, Clayton, Country Club Hills, Creve Coeur, Dellwood, Ellisville, Ferguson, Florissant, Hazelwood, Moline Acres, Northwoods, Richmond Heights, St. Ann and St. John.
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