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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Md. Court of Appeals to Hear Speed Camera Lawsuit

For every $40 speed camera fine collected in Montgomery County, except in the Village of Chevy Chase, the contractor of the cameras, ACS Inc., gets a $16.25 cut of that fine.

Now, Maryland's highest court has agreed to hear a lawsuit centered on this issue. In Baker vs. Montgomery County, a number of plaintiffs argue that the per ticket fee is a violation of state law, and that it encourages a financial incentive to issue tickets.

Maryland's Court of Appeals will hear the case in June.

"I think there is a lot of danger in that kind of arrangement," Attorney Tim Leahy of Bowie-based Byrd and Byrd LLC said.


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