Jefferson Parish red-light camera lawsuits reinstated

Jefferson Parish red-light camera lawsuits reinstated

GRETNA, La. (AP) - The battle over Jefferson Parish's defunct red-light camera program is headed back to district court, after appellate judges reversed decisions throwing out ticketed drivers' lawsuits against the parish and Redflex Traffic Systems.

A 5th Circuit Court of Appeals panel raised questions about the parish's liability and Redflex's role in the handling violations. Times-Picayune reports ( ) the court also found that the trial court's summary judgment in favor of Redflex dismissed the plaintiffs' request for an accounting of the money collected during the program's two-year run. Officials have said the program collected nearly $20 million from Nov. 1, 2007 and March 31, 2010.

Two groups sued the parish and Redflex over the program's constitutionality in separate cases that were consolidated and given class-action status.

Information from: The Times-Picayune,

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