Fla. Town Can't Delay $791M Airport Expansion Project

Law360, New York (July 6, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Friday denied a bid by the city of Dania Beach, Fla., to halt a $791 million airport runway project in Fort Lauderdale, allowing construction to continue during the ongoing litigation over potentially harmful jet noise.

U.S. District Judge James I. Cohn said that residents of the Florida town have failed to establish a reasonable likelihood that their environmental claims against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will succeed. Cohn also ruled that some of the plaintiffs' claims are estopped by an...
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