The case before the Supreme Court is whether drivers could seek camera-ticket refunds without a hearing to contest the citation.
A lower-level court ruled in favor of the plaintiffs and issued a $4.1 million class-action award from the city of Cleveland, which the city appealed to the state’s high court. The case has been circulating through the lower courts since 2009.
The city of Cleveland argued that owners could appeal the ruling to the city. The city said by paying the fines, they accepted the responsibility for the car either being caught speeding or continuing through a red light.