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Santa Monica Airport Litigation

City of Santa Monica v FAA in the matter of title to the airport property. Case Number 2:13:CV:8046-JFW (VBWx)

October 31, 2013 A lawsuit by the City of Santa Monica against FAA regarding title to the property known as the Santa Monica Airport and for relief from the claim by FAA that the City must operate the Santa Monica Airport in perpetuity. SMO Complaint (conformed copy) (10-31-13)

October 31, 2013 A notice by the Court informing FAA that the City has filed a lawsuit against FAA. Summons In A Civil Action

October 31, 2013 A notice to the public that the City of Santa Monica has filed a law suit against FAA regarding title to the property known as the Santa Monica Airport (SMO). Notice Pursuant To Local Rule 83-1.3.1

October 31, 2013 U.S. Federal Court, California Central District, assigns District Judge John Walter, and Magistrate Judge Victor Kenton, to the case. Notice Of Assignment To United States Judges

October 31, 2013 Notice to the Court that the City of Santa Monica is an interested party in the quiet title case. Notice Of Interested Parties

October 31, 2013 Notice by the Court to the parties (City of Santa Monica and FAA) offering alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Notice To Parties Of Court-Directed ADR Program
February 10, 2014 FAA request the Court to dismiss the lawsuit filed by the City of Santa Monica regarding title to the airport property. USA’s Motion to Dismiss

February 10, 2014 City of Santa Monica request that the Court not dismiss the lawsuit against FAA regarding title to the airport property. City’s Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

February 10, 2014 FAA’s reply to the City of Santa Monica’s request that the Court not dismiss the lawsuit against FAA regarding title to the airport property USA’s Reply to Opposition to Motion to Dismiss

February 13, 2014 Judge rules in favor of FAA and grants order to dismiss the lawsuit filed by City of Santa Monica against FAA regarding title to the airport property. District Court’s Order granting USA’s Motion to Dismiss

October 14, 2014 City appeals the judgment by the judge in which he dismissed the lawsuit filed by the City and the City’s opening brief to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. City’s (Appellant) Opening Brief in 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

October 14, 2014 FAA’s response to the City’s appeal and FAA opening brief at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the lawsuit filed by the City of Santa Monica against FAA relative to title to the airport property. USA’s (Appellee) Response Brief in 9thCircuit Court of Appeals

December 30, 2015 
Notice that opening arguments in front of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Regarding the Quiet Title Action of Santa Monica Airport will be heard in Pasadena on March 11, 2016.  Acknowledgment of Hearing Notice

March 11, 2016 Oral Arguments before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.  Audio recording of hearing  Streaming video recording of hearing

May 16, 2016 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decides in favor of Santa Monica and remands case to U.S. District Court for trial.  9th Circuit Opinion and Decision.

Part 16 Grant Assurance Litigation Case Number 16-14-04

October 16, 2015. FAA issues Notice that it will extend the time to render a Director’s Determination on the issue of Grant Assurances until December 4, 2015. Part 16 FAA Notice of Extension to Time

December 4, 2015. National Business Aircraft Association v City of Santa Monica – Director’s Determination regarding duration of grant assurances. Director Determines grant assurances expire in 2023.NBAA v City - Director's Determination 16-14-04

December 23, 2015. City of Santa Monica request a Hearing relative to the Director’s Determination issued on December 4, 2015 regarding the expiration of grant assurances.City of Santa Monica Request for Hearing Case No. 16-14-04

December 23, 2015. City of Santa Monica provides the names and contact information of the attorneys that will represent the City in the Part 16 Grant Assurance hearing. City of Santa Monica Notice of Appearances Case No. 16-14-04

January 15, 2016.  The Santa Monica Appeal Brief to the FAA Hearing Officer Regarding the Part 16 Grant Assurance litigation.  Brief for Respondent City of Santa Monica on Appeal from the Director's Determination

January 15, 2016.  The Request by the City of Santa Monica to provide the FAA Hearing Officer with new evidence regarding the Part 16 Grant Assurance Litigation.  Petition of Respondent City of Santa Monica to Supplement the Record on Appeal.

January 28, 2016.  Aircraft industry reply to the City’s request to provide the FAA Hearing Officer with new evidence regarding the Part 16 Grant Assurance Litigation. Complainants Reply to Appeal - FAA No. 16-14-04 - 01 28 16.

August 15, 2016.  FAA Associate Administrator Rejects City’s Appeal and Determines that the Grant Assurances Obligate the City until 2023. Final Decision - FAA No. 16-14-04 - 08 15 16.

National Business Aviation Association Part 16

February 5, 2016. National Business Aviation Association Part 16 Complaint Against the City of Santa Monica Various Allegations. NBAA Part-16 Complaint (2-5-16).

February 25, 2016. FAA Accepts the NBAA Part 16 Complaint. 16-16-02 (February 25, 2016)

Justice Aviation Tennant Eviction Lawsuit

February 11, 2016. City of Santa Monica Lawsuit Against Justice Aviation.

February 17, 2016. Justice Aviation’s Answers to the City’s Lawsuit.

March 25, 2016.  Justice Aviation Federal Lawsuit and Request for Injunctive Relief.

April 6, 2016.  Request By Justice Aviation For Federal Action Regarding Eviction Denied.

April 26, 2016. Justice Aviation – City of Santa Monica Agreed Settlement Statement

May 2, 2016. Justice Aviation Withdraws Motion for Preliminary Injunction.

Justice Aviation Part 16 Regarding Leasing

March 17, 2016. Justice Aviation Part 16 Complaint.

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