Resource: St. Louis Warrant Fee Settlement [Wann v. City of St. Louis]

By: ArchCity Defenders

This website provides information about the Wann v. City of St. Louis settlement agreement.

If you paid a warrant cancellation fee related to the municipal court of the City of St. Louis from December 11, 2009 until February 15, 2016 you are entitled to a partial refund. Alternatively, if you owe a warrant cancellation fee that was charged to you from December 11, 2009 to February 15, 2016, you are entitled to forgiveness of the amount owed.

The settlement will provide class members approximately a 50% refund of the warrant cancellation fee paid. The City of St. Louis will also forever forgive any outstanding warrant cancellation fees. Finally, the City of St. Louis agreed not to charge the warrant cancellation fee in the future unless the law changes to allow it, and the City of St. Louis agreed to audit all fees charged in the municipal court to see if they are permissible.

The settlement resolves a lawsuit concerning whether warrant cancellation fees charged by the City of St. Louis municipal court were legal. The two sides disagree about whether the warrant cancellation fee was proper, and if it was improper, how much the plaintiff would have been entitled to. The parties have agreed to resolve this case by a settlement.