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Md. Speed Camera Suit Dismissed


ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP)- A judge has dismissed a class-action lawsuit against speed cameras in Montgomery County and three jurisdictions in the county.

A trial was set to start next month, but on Tuesday Judge David Boynton ruled in favor of the county, Rockville, Chevy Chase Village and Gaithersburg.

The suit filed in 2008 by Bowie lawyer Timothy Leahy argued that the jurisdictions operated their speed camera programs illegally by paying their camera contractors on a per-ticket basis.

Maryland law prohibits per-ticket payments to camera operators to avoid financial incentive for issuing more tickets. Boynton ruled in each case that the jurisdictions, rather than the camera contractors, operate the systems.

Leahy declined to comment following Boynton's ruling Wednesday.

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