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October 22, 2014, 5:25 pm
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City of Springfield Fights Class Action Lawsuit

The City of Springfield says they will defend against a million-dollar class-action lawsuit filed in circuit court this past March.


Corporation Council Mark Cullen says they believe the lawsuit, which calls the City's administrative tow fees unconstitutional, is not a valid lawsuit. Cullen says that attorneys working with the city will show that Springfield's ordinance is legally sound.


The ordinance, passed in October 2010, levies a $500 fine against the owner of a vehicle if their car is towed during an arrest. The suit says the ordinance violates the Illinois Vehicle Code and the Constitution.


Meanwhile Cullen says they will adhere by a judges recent ruling saying the city's Joint Labor/Management Health Committee should be an open meeting.


Cullen says the city is working on a new structure for the committee that keeps the integrity and intent of HIPPA laws while not being closed to the public.

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