Earlier this week, Judge Michael Oster issued a ruling that would require the village of New Miami to repay speeders who were caught by the former stand-alone speed cameras. The total repayment is $3 Million Dollars. Markovits, Stock & DeMarco Attorney, Paul De Marco assisted by representing the plaintiffs against the illegal speed cameras.
In the ruling, Judge Oster noted “This court has already found council ordinance 1917 as adopted by the village of New Miami to be unconstitutional. Accordingly, any collection or retention of the monies collected under the ordinance was wrongful. Based upon the aforementioned established Ohio law, this action sub justice is therefore not a civil suit for money damages; but rather, an action to correct the unjust enrichment of the village of New Miami.”
The speed cameras were declared unconstitutional in March 2014. There are actions still pending, notably an appeal before the 12th District Court of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court. However, this is a major step towards repaying individuals caught by the illegal speed cameras.
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This case has received significant press coverage and national attention. Below are some various press stories.