BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The City of Boca Raton may find itself as a defendant if attorneys seize on the recent appeals court ruling that declared red light camera tickets illegal in Florida.
Boca is among several cities that outsourced the red light camera ticket business to a private company — something the court just said is wrong.
The popular "Ticket Clinic" is considering a class action lawsuit on behalf of those issued a red light camera ticket in Florida.
October 24, 2014
Dear Ticket Clinic Client,
As you may be aware, our law firm, The Ticket Clinic, has been challenging the legality of red light cameras in Florida for years. Last week, we won our appeal to the 4th District Court of Appeals. The Court agreed with our position that the tickets are void and the process that is currently in place violates Florida law.
We are now investigating this issue with a view toward filing a class action lawsuit, if our investigation uncovers sufficient facts to support class treatment of this case. As part of this investigation we typically contact clients whom we represent to confirm their current and past circumstances and to explore information that may be relevant to our investigation and how it may impact them. This e-mail is being sent to you for these purposes.
In a class action lawsuit, one or more people called “class representatives” sue on behalf of other people who have similar claims against the same person or company called “the defendant.” The purpose of the class action lawsuit we are investigating is to attempt to recover the money that has been paid by drivers/car owners for these red light camera violations. We are currently interviewing clients who may have pertinent information, may be class members, and may request to serve as class representative if they received these violations in Broward and/or Palm Beach Counties after July 1, 2010. This type of case is handled on a contingency basis, meaning if there is any payment of attorney’s fees that it will come out of the recovery and the law firms will advance all costs of the litigation. There is no cost to you to participate.
Among other things, those persons wishing to qualify as a class representative must meet these requirements:
1) The class representative must have received a Notice of Violation (NOV) for $158.00 or a Uniform Traffic Citation (UTC) for $264.00 or $277.00 after July 1, 2010. The NOV and/or UTC must have been paid without having first gone to court.
2) The NOV or UTC must have been issued in Broward or Palm Beach County after July 1, 2010.
3) The class representative must have a clean history (no criminal convictions).
We are also interested in speaking with individuals that received a NOV or a UTC while driving a rental vehicle.
Class representatives will be acting on behalf of many other people in the “class.” There will be some time required by the class representative, as depositions will take place. Class representatives are not promised any more recovery than anyone else who is also in the class.
If you feel that you have information that would be relevant to our investigation, or you have interest in participating in the case as a class representative, please e-mail me at: TedHollander.
I look forward to your response.
Ted L. Hollander, Esq.
The Ticket Clinic, a law firm 1580 South Federal Highway Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316