- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

GRETNA, La. (AP) - A $7.1 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit involving the controversial red-light camera system used in Jefferson Parish from 2007 until 2010 has been approved.

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/1PrYZwg ) checks will go out in January to 147,000 people who were issued tickets through the so-called Redflex system in Jefferson.

Steven Mauterer, the attorney representing one of the two plaintiff classes, said anyone who paid their ticket without contesting it will receive a little more than $20 per ticket; those who contested theirs but ultimately paid will get just over $30 per ticket.

The amount of the settlement is not enough to pay drivers the full amount of the penalty they were charged, typically $110.

Mauterer says about a third of the settlement will go to attorneys’ fees.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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