Judge: Elmwood speed camera debate to proceed as class-action lawsuit

ELMWOOD PLACE, OH (FOX19) - A judge has announced that the Elmwood Place speed camera debate will be able to proceed as a class-action lawsuit against the Village of Elmwood Place.

Judge Robert Ruehlman ruled to allow the suit to proceed on Tuesday.

According to court documents, from September 12, 2012 through March 7, 2013, Elmwood Place has issued approximately 20,000 notices of liability under its Automated Speed Enforcement Program. Elmwood has collected more than $1.75 million in penalties and other fees through the program.

"This case screams out for class actions status" Mike Allen told FOX19 in early October. Allen is representing cited drivers. "We have by our estimates seven to ten thousand potential plaintiffs. They can't go and litigate these cases individually."

"You have thousands of tickets with different scenarios, different circumstances,"countered Elmwood Attorney Judd Uhl. "These people don't have a common interest at all."

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