Judge Shuts Down Santa Monica Airport Land Tussle

Law360, New York (February 14, 2014, 6:55 PM EST) -- The city of Santa Monica, Calif., lost its bid to wrest control of its airport back from the U.S. government, after a California federal judge said Thursday that the time wasn't yet right to settle the contract saga dating back to World War II.

The suit, filed in October, takes aim at a 2008 Federal Aviation Administration edict that the city is required to permanently operate an airport on the land or else surrender it to the federal government, which leased the property for a few years...
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