ARNOLD, Mo. (KMOX) –  A lawsuit challenging the use of red-light cameras in Arnold has been tossed out by a Missouri circuit court judge.

The ruling by 23rd judicial circuit court judge Mark T. Stoll upholds a request by the city of Arnold and American Traffic Solutions to dismiss the 70-page class-action lawsuit filed earlier this year.

Among claims made in the lawsuit argued that the city’s red-light camera ordinance is invalid because it conflicts with state law.

Judge Stoll issued an order preventing the plaintiffs from bringing their case before the court again and ordered them to pay defendants’ costs.

“This court reviewed the extensive research, including recent appellate and trial court decisions examining the issues raised n the amended petition and the motions,” Judge Stole wrote in his order. “The court finds the arguments set out in the defendants’ motion are the most persuasive and, accordingly, the motion should be granted.”

This is the fourth class-action lawsuit challenging cities’ red-light safety camera ordinances filed by the same St. Louis law firm to be tossed out this year.

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