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Court Denies Class Certification in Martin County Airport Litigation

On March 5, 2010, the Florida Circuit Court denied a motion for class certification filed by plaintiffs in a suit against Firm client, Martin County, Florida.  The complaint is based on theories of inverse condemnation, trespass, and nuisance associated with jet aircraft operations at Martin County Airport - Witham Field.  The court held a hearing on class certification in December 2009.  The court concluded that plaintiffs had not satisfied several conditions for class certification and followed a long line of cases denying class certification in suits involving airport noise impacts.