Summary Judgment obtained in a civil rights action on behalf of regional Airport DistrictAugust 18, 2016 |
The Firm recently obtained a summary judgment dismissing all claims on behalf of a regional Airport District and several law enforcement officers working for the Airport District in a federal court action, where the plaintiffs claimed the Airport and law enforcement officers conspired to deprive them and their company of certain constitutional due process protections related to their use of the Airport property and access to the Airport grounds. Plaintiffs claimed the Airport and officers conspired to deprive plaintiffs of access to their hangar and to secured areas of the Airport grounds, which precluded them from doing business and caused their business to shut down. They also claimed certain of their office and hangar space was unconstitutionally searched and seized, and that their badge access to the secured portion of the Airport grounds was unconstitutionally taken away. The Federal Judge ruled against plaintiff on all constitutional grounds, granting summary judgment that no unconstitutional deprivation of rights occurred. The Appeal of the Judge’s ruling was Dismissed by the Eleventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.