Jennings settlement

Two deadlines are approaching to apply to receive payment in class action settlements with the City of Jennings won by ArchCity Defenders and partner firms.

Friday, October 28 is the deadline to apply for funds in a settlement over the illegal collection of warrant fees. Between 2009-2014, the City of Jennings illegally charged people fees for issuing warrants that totaled $531,500. If you think you are one of approximately 6,800 people who are eligible members of this class action settlement, then visit to fill out a claim form or go to ArchCity Defender’s office in the second floor of Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust St. in downtown St. Louis. The class action, Lampkin v City of Jennings, was filed on behalf of victims by ArchCity Defenders, Saint Louis University School of Law and the local Campbell law firm. For more information, call 1-866-918-0079.

November 24 is the deadline to apply for funds in a settlement over illegally jailing defendants who could not afford to pay a fine or court costs. Between February 8, 2010 and September 16, 2015, Jennings illegally jailed an estimated 2,000 people for this reason. If you think you are one of them, then apply at or visit ArchCity Defender’s office at 1210 Locust St.

The class action, Jenkins v. City of Jennings, was filed by with ArchCity Defenders, Equal Justice Under Law and Saint Louis University School of Law.

For more information, call 1-866-236-6721. 

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