Litigation News Archives

2000 - 2013


2013
June 6, 2013 Proposed Runway Expansion at Los Angeles International Airport Challenged


2012
Sept. 19, 2012 State Court Finds Fault with Minneapolis Airport for Lowered Value of Nearby Property


2011
Oct. 12, 2011 German Court Bans Night Flights at Frankfurt
Sept. 29, 2011 Residents Sue Pilot Training School over Noise (San Diego, California)
Aug. 23, 2011 Developer Sues City of Atlanta over Failure to Mitigate Airport Noise


2010
July 20, 2010 San Jose (California) Airport Master Plan Challenged for Failure to Analyze Noise Impacts
July 7, 2010 Airport Neighbors to Fight FAA Demand for $100,000 for Flight Data (Santa Monica, California)
Jan. 12, 2010 Citizen Panel Explores Legal Strategies to Fight Expansion of Chicago's O'Hare Airport


2009
Nov. 4, 2009 FAA Denies Nighttime Noise Curfew at Burbank (California) Airport
Aug. 2, 2009 En Banc Review Sought for Panel's Refusal to Review FAA's Northeast Airspace Redesign Plan
July 10, 2009 FAA Affirms Earlier Decision on Santa Monica Airport Jet Ban
June 10, 2009 Court Denies Review of FAA's Northeast Airspace Redesign Plan
May 15, 2009 FAA Hands Down Decision on Santa Monica Airport Ban on Fast-landing Jets
Feb. 8, 2009 Plaintiffs in Suit over New York City Air Traffic Are Pleased with FAA's Response Brief


2008
Dec. 17, 2008 Neighboring City Hires Lawyer to Fight Noise from Boston's Logan Airport
Nov. 24, 2008 Future of Municipal Suit Against FAA May Depend on Private Donations (Connecticut)
Oct. 23, 2008 Appeals Court Hearing on Santa Monica (California) Airport Jet Ban
Sept. 12, 2008 FAA Picks up Legal Bill for Connecticut Airport
June 12, 2008 Santa Monica (California) Files Brief in Battle with FAA over Jet Ban
April 23, 2008 Mather (California) Airport Noise Suit Settled
Feb. 15, 2008 Court Rules Against Challenge to Environmental Report on Long Beach (California) Airport Plan
Jan. 8, 2008 Connecticut Town Rethinks Lawsuit Against FAA


2007
Nov. 1, 2007 Connecticut Sues to Block New Flight Paths
Oct. 17, 2007 Minneapolis Airport Noise Settlement: $130 Million Relief
Oct. 5, 2007 Connecticut Communities Join New York In Opposing Airspace Redesign Scheme
Sept. 14, 2007 County Sues FAA to Block Philadelphia Airport Flight Routes
Sept. 7, 2007 Cities Sue over FAA Plan for Air Paths in New York City Area
Sept. 1, 2007 Rockland County (New York) Files Objections to New Flight Path
Mar. 15, 2007 School Group Challenges Long Beach (California) Airport Environmental Impact Report


2006
Oct. 13, 2006 Cities to Take British Government to Court over Nighttime Flight Noise
July 14, 2006 Noise Damages Awarded to Residents Near U.S. Air Base in Japan
June 15, 2006 Suit Against Minneapolis Airport over Noise Insulation Seeks Class Action Status
May 19, 2006 FAA Blocks Use of Funds for Lawsuit Settlement (Los Angeles)
Jan. 19, 2006 Los Angeles City Council Approves Settlement of Lawsuits Challenging Aiport Expansion


2005
Dec. 2, 2005 Judge Denies Dismissal of Minnesota Residents' Suit for Home Noise Insulation
Sept. 10, 2005 Minnesota Residents Sue for Home Insulation Against Airport Noise
Aug. 10, 2005 Judge Rules DeKalb County (Georgia) Must Open Airport Records
July 21, 2005 Lawsuit Challenges Environmental Analysis of Expansion Plan for Los Angeles International
July 14, 2005 Judge Invalidates Navy's Environmental Assessment on Airspace (North Carolina)
July 12, 2005 County Seeks to Prove Airport Noise Has Not Diminished Home Values (Stuart, Florida)
June 9, 2005 Role of FAA Debated in Hearing on Airport Records Disclosure (DeKalb, Georgia)
June 3, 2005 Naples (Florida) Ban on Noisy Jets Upheld by U.S. Court of Appeals
June 2, 2005 Suit Demands DeKalb (Georgia) Airport Turn Over Noise Information
April 7, 2005 Minnesota Cities Sue over Noise Abatement Issues


2004
Nov. 17, 2004 New Jersey Coalition Sues FAA to Obtain Documents About Noise Impacts
April 22, 2004 Massachusetts Supreme Court Rejects Lawsuit Opposing New Logan Airport Runway
April 9, 2004 California Jet Owner Ordered to Pay Airport's Legal Fees
Jan. 31, 2004 U.S. Court of Appeals Affirms FAA Approval of Boston Runway
Jan. 4, 2004 Pilot Organization Files Complaint with FAA over Pompano (Florida) Airport Restrictions


2003
Dec. 13, 2003 Okinawa Plaintiffs Testify in Class Action on U.S. Military Aircraft Noise
Nov. 20, 2003 Massachusetts Residents Sue Aerobatic Pilots
Nov. 19, 2003 Judge Lifts 30-year Injunction Against New Construction at Boston Airport
July 9, 2003 Heathrow Neighbors Lose Appeal at European Court of Human Rights
June 23, 2003 San Jose (California) Airport Curfew Faces New Legal Challenge
June 6, 2003 Residents Challenge Hangar Construction at California Airport
June 2, 2003 Hearing Begins in Appeal of FAA's Initial Decision on Naples (Florida) Airport Ban of Stage-2 Jets
May 3, 2003 Naples (Florida) Airport Will Appeal FAA's Initial Ruling on Stage-2 Aircraft Ban
Jan. 20, 2003 Trial Begins in Lawsuit to Maintain Decades-Old Injunction Against Building Boston Airport Runway


2002
Dec. 20, 2002 Long Beach (California) Airport to Prosecute Violations of Aircraft Noise Limits
Nov. 20, 2002 Arizona Communities Sue FAA over Rerouting of Air Traffic
Nov. 7, 2002 California Attorney General Joins Action over Airport Expansion
Oct. 3, 2002 Lawsuit Refiled over Lack of EIS for Mammoth-Yosemite Airport [California]
Sept. 27, 2002 Oakland Airport Settles Lawsuit Challenging Environmental Analysis of Development Plan
Aug. 28, 2002 Cities' Suit Against Dayton (Ohio) Airport Can Go Forward
Aug. 24, 2002 Initiative Limiting Airport Growth Declared Unconstitutional [Burbank, CA]
Aug. 17, 2002 Foes of FedEx Cargo Center File Final Brief in Appeal from FAA Decision
Aug. 16, 2002 Court Orders FAA to Reduce Flight Noise over Grand Canyon Park
June 15, 2002 Pennsylvania Airport Authority Approves $1.58 Million Settlement with Homeowners
June 2, 2002 Illinois Officials Announce Plan to Sue over O'Hare Airport Expansion Agreement
May 23, 2002 Towns Back in Court over FAA Decision on Hanscom (Massachusetts) Airport
May 12, 2002 Nine Towns Sue over Noise at Teterboro (New Jersey) Airport
May 2, 2002 Court Upholds 28-Year Old Injunction Against Logan Airport Runway [Boston, MA]
Apr. 14, 2002 Oral Argument Heard in Challenge to FAA Decision on Zion National Park
Apr. 12, 2002 Backers of Failed Air Cargo Center Proposal Seek Damages from San Diego
Apr. 11, 2002 Three Towns Get Hearing in Lawsuit Challenging Environmental Review of New Runway at Boston
Apr. 3, 2002 European Court of Human Rights to Rehear Case of Night Flights at London Airport
U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Controversy over Condemnation for FedEx Center [Greensboro, NC]
Mar. 21, 2002 Arguments Heard over Logan Airport Runway Injunction [Boston, MA]
Mar. 19, 2002 Orange County (California) Airport Backers Sue to Overturn Voter Initiative
Mar. 18, 2002 O'Hare (Chicago) Airport Expansion Case in Illinois Appellate Court
Jan. 25, 2002 U.S. Supreme Court Asked to Review Financial Incentives for FedEx Hub [Greensboro, NC]
Jan. 23, 2002 Denver Set to Pay for Airport Noise After State Supreme Court Turns down Review
Jan. 17, 2002 Opponents of Fed Ex Hub Appeal FAA Approval [Greensboro, NC]
Jan. 9, 2002 Court Upholds Honolulu Ordinance Banning Helicopter-towing Aerial Ads
Jan. 6, 2002 U.K. Government to Appeal Ruling on Night Flights at London Airport
Jan. 2, 2002 Puerto Rico's Suit to Enforce the Noise Control Act Is Dismissed


2001
Dec. 23, 2001 Plaintiffs Decry Venue Decision in Boston Airport Case
Dec. 22, 2001

Court Halts County's Spending to Promote Conversion of Military Base to Civilian Airport (Orange County, California)
Dec. 7, 2001

Dade County (Florida) Drops Lawsuit Against Air Force over Ban on Airbase Conversion to Commercial Use
Dec. 6 2001 Suburbs May File Suit over O'Hare Airport Expansion Plan (Chicago)
Nov. 27, 2001 State Supreme Court Denies Review of Court Ruling Against Oakland (California) Airport EIR
Oct. 23, 2001 Federal Court Says Appeal from FAA Decision on Hanscom (Massachusetts) Airfield Is Unsupported
Oct. 21, 2001

County Supervisor Accused of Giving Anti-Airport Forces Confidential Information (Orange County, California)
Oct. 18, 2001 No Appeal in Challenge to Naples (Florida) Airport Ban on Stage-2 Jets
Oct. 17, 2001

City Asks Court to Clarify Obligation to Enforce Local Initiative Limiting Airport Noise (Burbank, California)
Town Sues Massport over Environmental Report on Proposed Runway at Logan Airport (Boston)
Oct. 2, 2001 International Court Upholds Ban on Nighttime Flights at London Airport
Aug. 31, 2001 Oakland (California) Airport Development Plan Halted by Court of Appeals
Aug. 10, 2001 Court Upholds Right of Naples (Florida) Airport to Ban Stage-2 Jets
Aug. 2, 2001 Federal Appeals Court Hears Oral Argument in Hanscom (Massachusetts) Airport Case
July 28, 2001

Group Sues to Stop Use of Public Funds to Promote Development of Airport (Orange County, California)
July 17, 2001 Legal Challenges to New Logan Airport Runway (Boston)
July 4, 2001 Los Angeles County Asks Court to Extend Comment Period for Airport EIR
July 3, 2001 Developer Drops Lawsuit over Airport Land-Use Compatibility Plan
June 21, 2001

Orange County (California) Complains that City's General Plan Is Designed to Block Airport Development
June 13, 2001Judge Says San Jose (California) Airport Curfew Is Discriminatory
June 12, 2001 Judge Upholds Rule Limiting Noisy Jets at Van Nuys (California)
May 31, 2001 Inverse Condemnation Action over Airport Noise in Kentucky
May 23, 2001 Environmental Groups Sue to Block Helicopter Tours in Grand Teton National Park
May 16, 2001

Environmentalists Sue FAA to Compel Environmental Impact Report on Mammoth Lakes (California) Airport Expansion
May 15, 2001 Lawsuit Against Sonoma County (California) Airport Land Use Commission Withdrawn
May 11, 2001 Southern California Regional Airport Plan Is Challenged in Lawsuit
May 10, 2001

Insurance Companies Not Required to Reimburse Airport Payments Made to Settle Noise Lawsuit
May 9, 2001 Two Law Suits Planned in Ongoing Controversy over Orange County (California) Airport
May 8, 2001 European Court Cases Test "Open Skies" Agreements with U.S.
Apr. 19, 2001 Hundreds Join Lawsuit Against Navy over Jet Noise
Apr. 18, 2001 Residents Sue Home Builder for Failure to Disclose Airport Expansion Plan
Apr. 9, 2001 Judge May End San Jose (California) Airport Curfew
April 4, 2001

Lawsuit Says FAA Environmental Analysis of Airport Did Not Adequately Estimate Noise Impact on Zion National Park
Mar. 30, 2001 Appellate Court Affirms Denver Airport's Liability to Adams County for Noise Damages
Mar. 22, 2001 Community Group Asks for Reinstatement of Case Against Navy Aviators
Mar. 14, 2001 Adams County Files Suit Against Denver Airport over Noise
Mar. 10, 2001

Ohio City Sues FAA to Obtain Documentation of Environmental Analysis of Airport Expansion
Feb. 17, 2001 City of El Segundo Drops Suit Over Los Angeles Airport Expansion
Feb. 15, 2001

Judge Denies Motion to Dismiss Challenge to Nonaddition Rule at Van Nuys Airport
Feb. 6, 2001

Cleveland and Brook Park Reach Settlement after Years of Litigation over Airport Expansion
Feb. 4, 2001 Towns Drop Lawsuit Against Massport
Feb. 2, 2001 Covenant Not to Sue over Aircraft Noise May Not Bar Federal Money for Soundproofing
Jan. 31, 2001 Judge Tells Orange County to Hire Another Lawyer in Ongoing Litigation over Airport Plans
Town of Bedford Agrees with Residents to Join Appeal of FAA Decision
Jan. 24, 2001 Residents Vote to Join in Appeal of FAA Decision
Jan. 23, 2001 Judge Asks Airport to Consider Exemption for Private Jet from Noise Curfew
Jan. 16, 2001 U.S. Supreme Court Denies Review of Challenge to St. Louis Airport Expansion


2000
Dec. 28, 2000 Lawsuit Challenges Ban On Noisy Jets at Florida Airport
Dec. 21, 2000 Thousands File Lawsuits Against Israeli Airport over Noise
Dec. 1, 2000 Judge Says Public Vote on Airport Development is Unconstitutional
Nov. 3, 2000 Opponents of Boston Shuttle Airline Appeal FAA Decision
Oct. 26, 2000

Plaintiffs Denied Summary Judgment in Suit Against Increased Airline Service at Suburban Massachusetts Airport
Oct. 17, 2000 Multimillionaire Claims Vested Right to Fly Helicopters at His Home
Sept. 20, 2000

Orange County Supervisors Act to Settle Suit Challenging Longtime Outside Attorney for Aviation Issues
Aug. 31, 2000 Lawsuit Challenges Van Nuys Airport Rule Limiting Noisy Aircraft
July 20, 2000

European Union Will Fight U.S. Complaint Over Europe's Refusal to Accept "Hushkit" Aircraft
June 17, 2000

Court Rejects Request for Injunction to Halt Expansion at Chattanooga Airport
June 13, 2000

Appellate Court Will Not Reconsider Its Decision on Proposed St. Louis Airport Expansion
June 9, 2000 Judge Seals Documents in O'Hare Suit
June 2, 2000

Challenge to New Burbank Terminal Would Be Dismissed in Return for Noise Abatement Studies
May 28, 2000 Foes of a Third Runway at Seattle-Tacoma Airport Sue the FAA
May 25, 2000

Texas Appellate Court Says Restrictions on Airport Development in Bond Issue Violated Airline Deregulation Act
May 20, 2000

Administrative Law Judge Grants California Airport a Variance from State Airport Noise Standards
May 19, 2000 Federal Court to Hear State Court Injunction Against Airport
May 17, 2000

European Court of Human Rights Agrees to Hear Plea by Residents Wanting Night Flight Ban
May 13, 2000 Judge Blasts Airport for Withholding Noise Data from Critics
April 7, 2000

Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds FAA Approval of St. Louis Airport Expansion