New Miami says although the judge ruled the speeders must be fully reimbursed for the $95 speeding tickets they paid under the old, unconstitutional speed camera program, the speeders need to add Optotraffic to the suit to recoup the whole sum. The village only received $1.8 million, and the third party vendor Optotraffic retained the rest.
“The specific remedy sought by the plaintiffs precludes recovery of the amounts received and retained by Optotraffic,” attorney James Englert wrote. “Plaintiffs were not without remedy for the relief they now seek. In limiting their cause of action to equitable (rather than legal) restitution, plaintiffs were required to add Optotraffic as a party defendant.”