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Trump Dismisses Airport Noise Suit

On August 31, 2011, Donald Trump and Mar-a-Lago LLC voluntarily withdrew their lawsuit against firm client Palm Beach County.  The suit alleged that present and future operations from Palm Beach International Airport constituted a nuisance, trespass, and a taking of property without compensation.  Mr. Trump and Mar-a-Lago sought injunctive relief and damages.  The case has been pending for over a year and was still in the preliminary stages.  On November 22, 2010, the court granted the County’s motion to dismiss the suit, finding that the complaint failed to state a valid claim for relief.  Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint, and the County again moved to dismiss the case.  The County’s motion to dismiss was pending before the court when Mr. Trump dismissed the case.