Traffic Title Refund

Important Legal Notice

On January 26, 2024, the Constitutional Court made the following orders in the case Housen v The Attorney General and The Commissioner of Police [2024] JMFC Full 02, declaring the drivers and owners of motor vehicles in Jamaica who have paid sums stated on fixed penalty notices/ traffic tickets issued between 15th June 2006 and 3rd November 2021, which exceed the fixed penalties prescribed in Appendix to the Road Traffic Act, 1938 as at  15th June 2006, are entitled to a refund of the sums paid in excess, on proof of payments in excess. 

Myres, Fletcher & Gordon, Attorneys-at-Law, are the attorneys for Mr. Maurice Housen who declared to be the representative for all drivers and owners of motor vehicles in Jamaica who received these illegal tickets. In a representative action such as this, the court’s judgment binds everyone whom that party represents. That means that if you are entitled and wish to be refunded, you do not need to file your own claim in court. You may, however, need to complete or submit documentation to receive the money. 

The parties are to return to court on April 29, 2024, to discuss the appropriate mechanism to give effect to the refund. Myres, Fletchers & Gordon will issue a notice at that time containing directives on the process to claim the refund. 

If you are entitled to a refund but do not wish to receive it, you do not need to do anything. 

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