SPRINGFIELD — Less than a day after the state Supreme Court ruled Springfield had not properly handled red-light camera cases, a class-action lawsuit has been filed to have fees returned.
Attorney Jason Umbarger filed the lawsuit Wednesday, seeking to force the city to return $803,000 it has collected in red-light camera fees since 2007.
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the city must handle red-light camera tickets through the court system, rather than through administrative hearings.
The Springfield News-Leader said the city has turned off its 13 red-light cameras and dismissed all outstanding tickets. The city council is considering whether to request a court rehearing in the case.