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Chicago Settles Red Light Camera Lawsuit for $37.5 Million

Opponents of red light cameras have achieved a major victory against the Rahm Administration in Chicago.
July 22, 2017, 5am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration has agreed to pay out $38.75 million [pdf] to settle a class-action lawsuit alleging Chicago failed to give adequate notice to red light camera and speed camera violators," reports John Byrne.

"Under the massive deal, more than 1.2 million people could be in line for payments of half of whatever they paid the city for their tickets," adds Byrne.

The settlement is the latest development in the saga of a lawsuit filed in 2015, as explained by the article. The lawsuit is also the latest development in the saga of red light cameras in the city of Chicago—which have attracted controversy at every juncture despite a record of safety improvements.

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Published on Thursday, July 20, 2017 in Chicago Tribune
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