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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 04:58 AM

Ferguson to settle 'improper' court fees lawsuit for $1.7 million

FERGUSON — The city of Ferguson has agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to settle a five-year-old lawsuit alleging the north St. Louis County municipality had charged illegal court fees.

A preliminary settlement of the class-action lawsuit was approved by St. Louis County Circuit Judge Joseph Dueker on Tuesday, with a hearing to grant final approval set for May 6.

Lawyers who filed the class-action suit in 2015 argued that three court fees charged by Ferguson — failure to appear, warrant recall and letter fees — had no beneficial value other than to generate revenue for the city.

“The lawsuit is an example of the problems that went on in Ferguson, and I feel that the settlement is good because people are going through a lot nowadays,” Roelif Carter, lead plaintiff in the case, said in a statement.

Read more: https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/ferguson-to-settle-improper-court-fees-lawsuit-for-million/article_abd1be66-d09e-5457-ae30-fd2de1e58cf5.html

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Wed Mar 25, 2020, 07:04 AM

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