New Miami’s outside counsel James Englert said he cannot discuss settlement talks. As for giving up the fight, he said speed camera programs have already been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court, a fact he said class action lawyers tend to ignore, so they will continue to defend the case on remaining claims.
“The administrative hearings were fair, and the village looks forward to review of that issue,” Englert said. “The village of New Miami has complied with Ohio law and places the interests of its inhabitants and safety of motorists above the efforts of class action lawyers.”
A judge ruled two weeks ago that the village has received ill gotten gains from an unconstitutional speed camera program and said the speeders are due a $3 million refund.