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.

December 16,2016 City of Santa Monica’s Opening Brief for the Trial Scheduled for August 2017

January 28, 2017 Agreement Between FAA and City of Santa Monica to Close SMO in 2028

Februrary 13 2017 NBAA Petition to US Court of Appeals Regarding the FAA and the City of Santa Monica Consent Decree

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)

Consent Decree Legal Documents