A class action suit seeking over $2 million in damages alleges that Henderson police officers were paid to ticket motorists along I-10 under an illegal ticket quote system. The suit alleges that these police officers were paid $15 for every ticket issued to drivers on I-10 and that some of these officers were issuing tickets on the Atchafalaya Basin Bridge, which is outside of their jurisdiction. Criminal charges of public payroll fraud, filing false public records, and malfeasance were filed against the town’s police chief and his assistant. They both pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Participation in a class action lawsuit has several benefits for class members, including reduced costs of litigation and increased efficiency of the legal process. However, participants should be aware of potential drawbacks of class action lawsuits, including the possibility of receiving a lower award compared to bringing an individual lawsuit. If you find yourself eligible to join a class action lawsuit, you should first consult an experienced attorney who can confidently assess your situation and determine if joining the class is the proper way to protect your rights.
If you suffered an injury and you would like to know whether it is in your best interest to join a class action lawsuit, you should contact the attorneys at Broussard & David to discuss your legal rights at (337) 233-2323 (local) or (888) 337-2323 (toll-free).