AIRPORT NOISE LAW

Recent Updates to Website


Substantive additions and revisions as well as additions of cases in the main directory of cases are reported here. Not reported are corrections to hyperlinks, minor corrections or rearrangement of content, as well as additions to various lists (the main bibliography, federal and California bills, etc.).



2017

April 24 -- added case Friends of East Hampton Airport v. Town of East Hampton (U.S. Ct. App. 2nd Cir., 2016) linked at Cases: U.S. Courts of Appeals.

Jan. 7 -- added case Citizens for Quiet Skies v. Mile-Hi Diving Center (Colo. Ct. App., 2016) linked at Cases: State Courts of Appeal.


2016

Dec. 17 -- updated Litigation News; added case Citizens for Quiet Skies v. Mile-Hi Diving Center (Colo. Dist. Ct., 2015) linked at Cases: State Trial Courts.

Nov. 16 -- added case Parachutes, Inc. v. Township of Lakewood (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div., 1972) linked at Cases: State Courts of Appeal.

Oct. 12 -- updated and revised Fighting Airport Noise (formerly called "Organize!").

Sept. 5-6 -- added and updated cases in Litigation News.

Aug. 2 -- major revision of "Nuisance Actions in Small Claims Court" (part of Issues section).


2015

July 2 -- Added case: Friends of the East Hampton Airport v. Town of East Hampton (U.S. Dist. Ct., Eastern Dist. of NY, 2015) linked at Cases: U.S. District Courts.


2013

July 20 -- Added case: Helicopter Association International v. FAA (U.S. Ct. App., D.C. Cir., 2013) linked at Cases: U.S. Courts of Appeals.


2012

Jan. 24 -- citation of new case (City of Grass Valley v. Nevada County ALUC) at Airport Land Use Commissions in California.


2011

June 16 -- minor revision of Who Controls Development in and Around an Airport? (part of Issues section).

March 2 -- Added cases: Township of Hanover v. Town of Morristown (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div., 1975) and Township of Readington v. Solberg Aviation (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div., 2009) at Cases: State Courts of Appeal; Casey v. Goulian (U.S. Dist. Ct., D. Mass., 2003) at Cases: U.S. District Courts.

March 1 -- Added cases: Aviation Cadet Museum v. Hammer (Ark. Sup. Ct., 2008) at Cases: State Supreme Courts; Hoagland v. Town of Clear Lake, Indiana (U.S. Ct. App., 7th Cir., 2005) at Cases: U.S. Courts of Appeals. Added "Airport and Pilot Liability for Nuisance" and "Inverse Condemnation" under Issues.

Feb. 27 -- Added cases: Thul v. State of Minnesota (Minn. Ct. App., 2003) at Cases: State Courts of Appeal; Condor Corp. v. City of St. Paul (U.S. Ct. App., 8th Cir., 1990) at Cases: U.S. Courts of Appeals. Added information on Hillsboro (Ore.) and Ham Lake (Minn.) ordinances at Local Ordinances. Revision and update of article on Federal Preemption of Actions Related to Airport Noise.

Feb. 24 -- Added case City of Tipp City v. City of Dayton (U.S. Dist. Ct., SD Ohio, 2001) at Cases: U.S. District Courts.

Feb. 21 -- Added cases: McCarran International Airport v. Solisak (Nev. Sup. Ct., 2006) at Cases: State Supreme Courts; Vacation Village v. Clark County, Nevada (U.S. Ct. App., 9th Cir., 2007) at Cases: U.S. Courts of Appeals. Revised/expanded Who Controls Development in and Around an Airport? and Taking of Property: Avigation Easements.

Feb. 20 -- revision of Who Controls Development in and Around an Airport? (part of Issues section); update of Secondary Literature.

Feb. 19 -- nonsubstantial changes or additions to various topics under Issues.


2010

May 23 -- updated page Airport Land Use Commissions in California.

May 19 -- added documents on Burbank Airport's application to FAA to ban noisy jets under Cases: Administrative.


2009

Dec. 9 -- added noise disclosure as a topic under Issues.


2008

June 22 -- added Links: Blogs and Websites (linked at Law Portal).

March 25 -- updated Technical Resources.


2007

Oct. 11 -- added information on FAA's development of the process by which airports can impose operating restrictions on stage-2 jets for noise abatement. See "Notice and Approval of Airport Noise and Access Restrictions (14 CFR Part 161)" under Federal Regulations.

Feb. 3 -- updated (cases) "County Airport Land Use Commissions in California," linked at Government Resources: State Government.

Feb. 1 -- updated "County Airport Land Use Commissions in California," linked at Government Resources: State Government.

Jan. 30 -- Added case State of Minnesota v. Metropolitan Airports Commission (Hennepin Co., Minn., Superior Ct. 2007), linked at Cases: Trial Courts outside California.


2006

Nov. 20 -- Updated Issues: Federal Preemption of Actions Related to Airport Noise

June 10 -- Updated Issues: Airport Records Disclosure

June 1 -- Updated Symposia and Conferences Concerning Airport Noise

May 25 -- Updated Acts of Congress Relevant to Airport Noise Control

Jan. 28 -- Updated Issues: Airport Records Disclosure


2005

Oct. 5 -- Added summary of Part 150 Airport Land Use Compatibility Planning.

July 27 -- Added liability for aircraft noise damages under Issues.

June 18 -- Added airport records disclosure under Issues.

June 7 -- Added case Naples Airport Authority v. FAA (U.S. Ct. Appeals D.C. Circuit, 2005), linked at Cases: U.S. Courts of Appeal.

April 30 -- Added case Riggs v. Burson (Tenn. Supreme Ct., 1997), linked at Cases: State Supreme Courts; revised paper on federal preemption of aviation regulation, linked at Issues.

April 27 -- Added new section Issues (selected legal issues), linked at Law Portal.

April 24 -- Added case Emerald Development Co. v. McNeill (Arkansas Ct. Appeals, 2003), linked at Cases: State Courts of Appeals.

March 17 -- Updated Airport Land Use Commissions in California.

March 3 -- Added case Casey et al. v. Goulian et al. (U.S. District Ct., D. Mass., 2003), linked at Cases: U.S. District Courts.

Jan. 3 -- Added case Powell and Raymer v. The United Kingdom (European Court of Human Rights, 1990), linked at Cases: International Courts.