PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC announced today the filing of a class action lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia for improperly issued speeding citations. The complaint alleges that the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) has been issuing speeding tickets on Pennsylvania state highways without authority since at least July 2012.
The class action complaint against the City of Philadelphia was filed in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, in Owens, et al. v. City of Philadelphia, No. 161000388. The complaint alleges that the PPD has been issuing speeding tickets on highways such as I-95, I-76, and I-676, knowing that it lacked the authority.
Plaintiffs Dominick Owens, Rachael Bell, and Mark Zych filed the class action complaint, alleging specifically that under the Vehicle Code, local police such as the PPD are prohibited from issuing speeding citations on highways such as I-95 without a speed enforcement agreement with the Pennsylvania State Police. The complaint further alleges that on July 17, 2012, then-police commissioner Charles Ramsey issued a memorandum notifying all PPD personnel that the State Police had decided not to enter into a new SEA with the PPD covering I-95, I-76, and I-676; and as such, the PPD was prohibited from issuing speeding citations on those highways within the City of Philadelphia.
The result of these improperly issued tickets to drivers include fines, attorneys' fees, court costs and increased car insurance rates associated with these speeding citations. Plaintiffs also allege that they were improperly detained in violation of their constitutional rights. The complaint contains counts against the City of Philadelphia for fraud, negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, and violation of 42 U.S.C. § 1983.
Plaintiffs are represented by the law firm Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC. For more information, call (215) 525-5850, or e-mail info@LawKHF.com. Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt encourages any driver who may have been improperly issued a citation to contact the firm. For more information about this class action, visit www.lawkhf.com.
About Kang Haggerty & Fetbroyt LLC
KHF is a boutique business litigation firm with offices in Philadelphia, PA and Cherry Hill, NJ, focusing primarily in business dispute resolution, corporate and other transactions, bankruptcy, and commercial loan workout. The firm also has lawyers practicing in class actions, insurance bad faith litigation, securities law compliance and litigation, and whistleblower actions. The firm was formed by lawyers with a wide range of professional, cultural, social and political backgrounds. For more information, please visit www.lawkhf.com.
Micah Buchdahl, Esq.
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