NEW ORLEANS, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A class action lawsuit has been filed against the City of New Orleans and ACS State and Local Solutions, Inc. ("Defendants") about the installation of the "Parkeon System" of parking pay stations ("Parkeon Pay Stations") in 2005. The lawsuit contends that it was illegal to install the Parkeon Pay Stations and that it was also illegal to collect parking fees, issue citations, and collect parking fines in connection with them prior to August 4, 2005.
As part of the class action, the Court will consider whether the Defendants violated the law and whether the Class members will be eligible to receive payments. The Defendants deny that they have done anything wrong and the Court has not yet decided who is right. No money has been awarded to anyone and there is no guarantee there will be an award.
The Court has certified a Class of all persons who were issued a parking citation for violation of Section 154-1086 of the Code of Ordinances for the City of New Orleans or other meter violation in connection with a multi-space pay station (sometimes referred to as a "Parkeon Pay Station") located in the City of New Orleans through August 4, 2005, and all persons who paid for parking in the City of New Orleans through a multi-space pay station with a credit card, debit card, or smart card through August 4, 2005. For those uncertain whether they are a member of the class, information is available at the website and the toll-free number below.
Those who wish to remain a member of the Class do not have to do anything at this time, and will be legally bound by all orders the Court issues and judgments the Court makes in this class action.
Those who do not want to remain a member of the Class, must exclude themselves. A detailed notice available at the website or by calling the number below explains how to request exclusion. Anyone excluded from the Class, cannot receive money from the lawsuit—if any is won—but will not be bound by any Court orders or judgments. The deadline to request exclusion is June 15, 2015.
Detailed information about the lawsuit is available at the website www.NOLAParkingClassAction.com and via the toll-free number 1-888-653-7696.
SOURCE Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana