On July 17, 2018, Myron M. Cherry & Associates filed a class action lawsuit against the City of Chicago alleging that it assessed fines and penalties for parking, standing and compliance violations in excess of what is allowed under the law. According to the suit, Illinois law set a cap of $250 for fines and penalties assessed on parking, standing and compliance violations that are adjudicated through the City’s administrative courts. The suit alleges that despite this cap the City for years prosecuted such violations under a fine schedule that greatly exceeded the $250 limit. The suit seeks refunds of amounts paid to the City, debt extinguishment and an injunction preventing the City from enforcing ordinance violations that carry fines and penalties in excess of the statutory cap.
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