CINCINNATI (AP) — Attorneys in a lawsuit against a southwest Ohio village that hit thousands of drivers with speeding citations after installing cameras want a judge to declare it a class action.
The Hamilton County judge already declared Elmwood Village's camera enforcement ordinance unconstitutional in March and ordered a halt to their use. Now Common Pleas Judge Robert Ruehlman (ROOHL'-man) will decide whether there is a class action that could result in the village forfeiting some $1.7 million in fines.
An attorney for the village near Cincinnati said in court Thursday that the class action should be denied because few people appealed their citations.
The Cincinnati Enquirer (http://cin.ci/19XAVYg ) reports that Ruehlman expects to rule Oct. 22.
Elmwood Village began using the cameras last September. The village has been struggling financially.
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