On February 5, 2014, Federal District Court Judge Patrick Sheridan preliminarily approved a $2.1 million settlement of the red-light safety camera class action lawsuits agsainst Redflex (Redflex) and five municipalities that were filed on behalf of their New Jersey customers. The terms of the class action settlement were reached before an extensive mediation before retired Federal Magistrate Judge Joel Rosen and extends to all five N.J municipalities under contract with Redflex. The settlement will provide eligible participants in the class the ability to receive partial refunds of their paid violation over the class period. This class action settlement applies only to roughly 240,000 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:
CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP, STRATFORD TOWNSHIP, COITY OF NEWARK, EDISON TOWNSHIP, and ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS TOWNSHIP.
This class action settlement comes recently after a previous settlement announced last year for $4.2 million involving Denittis Osefchen, P.C. and 18 other New Jersey municipalities and red light vendor American Traffic Solutions.
Within 60 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.