7th Circ. Lets Airlines Join Chicago's FEMA Snow Fight

Law360, New York (October 18, 2011, 7:08 PM EDT) -- The Seventh Circuit on Monday allowed six airlines contractually obligated to cover some of Chicago's airport maintenance expenses to intervene in the city's suit against the Federal Emergency Management Agency over $6 million in snow removal costs following severe storms.

Chicago had filed suit in Illinois federal court to challenge FEMA's determination that the city should return the $6 million the federal agency contributed toward cleanup costs after snowstorms crippled O'Hare and Midway airports in 1999 and 2000.

FEMA claimed the city could have forced American...
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