City of Chicago.

A $99,000 settlement has been reached in the class action lawsuit filed on behalf of panhandlers who were fined under an ordinance which classified panhandling as disorderly conduct that was punishable by a fine of up to $500. The city will also pay $375,000 in attorneys' fees and fund distribution costs. (Dec-20-03) [FOX 23] [EMAIL LAW FIRM]

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