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Maryland Office of the Attorney General Selects Outside Counsel to Pursue “NextGen” Action

posted Oct 31, 2017, 10:57 PM by MoCo Quiet Skies   [ updated Oct 31, 2017, 11:00 PM ]
Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell Will Assist Office of Attorney General in Pursuing Action Against Federal Aviation Administration for Disruptive Flight Patterns

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh announced today that his office has retained Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell as outside counsel to assist the Office of Attorney General in taking action against the Federal Aviation Administration over its NextGen flight paths and procedures for the DC Metroplex, which have resulted in thousands of noise complaints from Maryland residents.

“The noise from these new flight paths is disturbing and disruptive to the lives of many Marylanders,” said Attorney General Frosh. “We searched for a team of experts to assist us. It’s a very narrow field and requires a great deal of expertise – expertise which only a handful of law firms around the country have.  Kaplan Kirsch will work with our internal team to take action for the citizens of Maryland.”

Earlier this year, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell successfully litigated a similar case for the City of Phoenix in City of Phoenix, Arizona v. Michael P. Huerta and Federal Aviation Administration in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The Court ruled in favor of the City of Phoenix.

A copy of this October 31, 2017 Press Release is available by clicking HERE, and is also available under "Elected Officials Letters" on the Downloads and Templates tab.

As the above press release shows, every noise complaint you file continues to matter!  Please continue to file noise complaints and encourage your neighbors to also file complaints!

Regardless of what may be happening on the legal front, we need to continue to send to the FAA the clear message that the airplane noise & pollution continue to be daily, nonstop problems here in Montgomery County!