Lawsuit filed about Springfield red-light camera fees

Thursday, March 4, 2010 | 8:43 a.m. CST; updated 10:51 a.m. CST, Thursday, March 4, 2010

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.

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Natasha McAfee March 4, 2010 | 2:20 p.m.

Good, Im glad I never paid mine!!!

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