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FAA Dismisses Part 16 Complaint Against Port of Seattle

On November 14, 2008, the FAA dismissed a Part 16 complaint filed against Firm client, the Port of Seattle.  A concessioner at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport alleged that the Port had discriminated against him because of his race, in violation of 49 C.F.R. Part 23.  Some of the complainant's allegations concerned the Port's selection of concessions for the Central Terminal, a retail and restaurant venue that was substantially renovated and reopened in 2005.  The FAA correctly determined that the Port did not discriminate against the complainant in violation of federal law.