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On April 8, 2013, Federal District Court Judge Patrick Sheridan preliminarily approved a $4.2 million settlement of the red-light safety camera lawsuits agsainst American Traffic Solutions (ATS) and eighteen municipalities that were filed on behalf of their New Jersey customers. The terms of the settlement were reached before an extensive mediation before retired Federal Magistrate Judge Joel Rosen and extends to all eighteen N.J municipalities under contract with ATS, even though lawsuits had been brought against only eleven of those communities. The settlement will provide eligible participants in the class the ability to receive partial refunds of their paid violation over the class period. This settlement applies only to roughly 500,000 paid violations issued prior to the August 1, 2012 New Jersey Department of Transportation recertification. As part of the settlement persons will also be entitled to injunctive relief in addition to the partial refunds.
New Jersey communities included in the settlement are as follows:
BRICK TOWNSHIP, DEPTFORD TOWNSHIP, EAST BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP, EAST WINDSOR TOWNSHIP, JERSEY CITY, LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, CITY OF LINDEN, BOROUGH OF GLASSBORO, GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, MONROE TOWNSHIP, BOROUGH OF PALISADES PARK, PISCATAWAY TOWNSHIP, POHATCONG TOWNSHIP, RAHWAY, BOROUGH OF ROSELLE PARK, UNION TOWNSHIP, WAYNE TOWNSHIP, and WOODBRIDGE TOWNSHIP.
Within 90 days of preliminary approval of the settlement by the court, all members in the proposed class will be receiving a notice via U.S. Mail describing the terms of the settlement and how to participate in the claims procedure.