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Update for 11-19-15

Update for 11/19/15:  On 11/18/15 three people testified before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary in the State House in Boston in support of H1576, a bill that would change the law relating to parking ticket appeals.  (Currently in Massachusetts … Continue reading

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Update for 9-6-15: H1576, a bill to change the process for appealing parking tickets (and bicycle tickets) in Massachusetts

This website covers an ongoing effort to change the law relating to parking ticket appeals – and now also bicycle ticket appeals – in Massachusetts. This effort was started by Vincent Gillespie in 2005, when he got an unjustified parking … Continue reading

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This website provides basic information about two Massachusetts lawsuits that affect Massachusetts drivers: (1) Gillespie and Hamel vs. the City of Northampton (relating to parking ticket appeals), and (2) Salem Police Department vs. Sullivan (relating to moving violation citation appeals).  … Continue reading

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Decision issued in the Parking Ticket Case

On 7/14/11 the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) issued a decision in the Parking Ticket Case.  Click here to read it.  That court affirmed the lower court’s decision (i.e., the SJC denied the Plaintiffs’ appeal which sought to have the … Continue reading

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Decision issued in the Sullivan Case

On September 21, 2011 the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) issued its decision on the Sullivan case (which challenged the high, nonrefundable filing fees associated with appeals of moving violation tickets).  The SJC denied plaintiff Ralph Sullivan’s appeal (i.e., it … Continue reading

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