A Columbus motorist who challenged the city of Cleveland's appeals process for traffic camera tickets has won a jurisdictional issue.
The 8th Ohio District Court of Appeals has ruled Cleveland must allow motorists to fight tickets in Municipal Court, not before a hearing officer as is current practice. Sam Jodka sued, but he lost a bid to get reimbursed for his fine because he did not challenge it. His attorney expects to appeal the fine issue. City spokesperson Maureen Harper says the Cleveland Law Department is reviewing the ruling.