In his most recent column for Daily Journal, Manatt Appellate Senior Counsel Michael Berger discussed the statute of limitations for claiming injury resulting from airport operations that impact neighboring property owners, and how changed circumstances such as increased noise level can restart this statute. In the article, he explored a recent example where property owners filed suit against the federal government after they were heavily impact by the noise from a new generation of aircraft at a military base in Washington state. He noted that this litigation will be interesting, as “most airport noise cases have been brought in state courts against local airports. Expanding the data-base of federal cases against the federal government directly under the federal constitution will add a new dimension.”
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