If you retained Weiss & Associates, PC to fight a NYC pink summons and we got it dismissed (or you fought it yourself and won), you may be able to get up to $150 back per ticket.
As part of a $75 million settlement of a class action lawsuit, New York City will be making payments to persons who received a criminal summons (aka “pink summons”). Qualified individuals must fully complete and postmark a Claim Form on or before September 6, 2017 to be eligible.
The suit arises out of allegations that New York City had quotas which NYPD officers had to fill thereby creating a pressure on officers to issue 100,000s of pink tickets without a legitimate basis. These summons were generally for qualify of life violations (ex, reckless driving, open alcohol container, disorderly conduct, etc.) and were issued between 2007 to 2015.
Settlement Class Members will be eligible to receive a payment for each eligible summons from May 25, 2007 up to January 25, 2017, in settlement of their claims. Subject to this court’s approval, settlement benefits will be made on a pro rata basis, based on the total class settlement fund divided by the total number of eligible claimants. However, no eligible claimant may receive a settlement payment in an amount that exceeds $150.00 per eligible summons.
If you believe that you qualify for this case, visit NYPDsummons.com.
When are payments are going to be issued
When will they start paying
I do not know but I suspect you’ll get your payment within 90 days of properly submitting the paperwork.
Matthew, asking for a friend whose pink ticket was dismissed by the court sua sponte. The claim form for the settlement requires the claimant to answer whether he was in fact committing the violation. Can answering “yes” cause the settlement payment to be denied? Can a “yes” answer cause any other kind of prejudice or exposure? Thanks.
Could question. I don’t know the facts of your friend’s case so it’s impossible for me to know how he should answer (and do not feel comfortable giving legal advice about this particular question).