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Court Affirms East Hampton Town's Right to Regulate Airport Noise

The Firm’s client, the Town of East Hampton, adopted three local laws in April to restrict operations by the noisiest aircraft at its East Hampton Airport.  Airport users and industry groups have challenged the restrictions in several lawsuits, one of which sought to enjoin their implementation.  The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of NY rejected the request to enjoin two of the three laws.  In a thorough 454-page opinion issued on June 26, the Court rejected assertions that the Town’s record did not just the need for the restrictions and held that the Town had the authority to enact the restrictions.  Copies of the Town’s press statement and the federal court decision are available.