Summary Judgment Granted in Constitutional Due Process Lawsuit in Federal Court – Partner Christopher A. Tinari and Associate Michael R. Miller Prevail on Motion to Dismiss Dispute over Operations at a Local Airport

Philadelphia Partner Christopher A. Tinari and Michael R. Miller obtained dismissal of a Fourteenth Amendment substantive due process claim by successfully arguing to the Court that our clients had not impeded on any known right protected by the Constitution. The plaintiff, a commercial fixed based operator, alleged our client unlawfully interfered with his contractual and constitutional right to assign its lease to control airport operations to a third party. Plaintiff filed within the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and sought damages in excess of $5 million. The Court agreed with our argument that our client had a contractual right of refusal to deny a requested assignment and found no evidence of a Constitutional violation in our clients’ actions. Dismissal and judgment was granted in our clients’ favor without engaging in expensive discovery or trial practice.