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Court Rejects FBO Challenge at Barnstable Airport

On June 23, 2010, the U.S. Court of Appeals affirmed two decisions by the U.S. District Court finding in favor of the Barnstable Municipal Airport Commission.  Appellant, Rectrix Aerodrome Centers, alleged violations of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, federal antitrust statutes and the U.S. Constitution arising out of the Airport Commission's reservation of the exclusive right to sell fuel at the Airport.  In Rectrix Aerodrome Centers, Inc. v. Barnstable Municipal Airport Commission, the Court of Appeals found that the District Court properly dismissed Rectrix's anti-trust claims and properly granted summary judgment for the Airport Commission on the RICO and constitutional claims.