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Nevada Supreme Court Issues Decision in McCarran International Airport v. Sisolak

On July 13, 2006, in a decision with potentially enormous implications for airports nationwide, the Nevada Supreme Court issued a decision in McCarran International Airport v. Sisolak concerning an airport's liability for takings for use of airspace less than 500 feet above ground level.  The Court found Clark County liable for per se takings for use of the landowner's airspace and for imposing a height limitation on construction near the McCarran Airport runways. Clark County has announced that it will seek review by the U.S. Supreme Court.