NYC Pays $75M to Settle NYPD Summons Class Action
New York City, on behalf of its police department, will pay $75 million to settle a class-action lawsuit involving nearly 1 million NYPD summonses that were issued between 2007 and 2015. Police issued the so-called "quality of life" summonses in order to meet quotas regardless of whether any crime or violation occurred that were dismissed for lack of probable cause. The people who were ticketed may now be eligible for compensation to the tune of $150 per summons. Another judge in a class action lawsuit against the NYPD found that the police's stop and frisk policy was unconstitutional. Both cases represent significant civil rights victories. Andersen Sleater Sianni represents individuals in class action lawsuits where a person's rights have been violated. Click here to read more about the NYPD lawsuit.