City of Oceanside v. AELD, LLC, et al.

GDB was retained to represent the City of Oceanside, in its capacity as proprietor of Oceanside Municipal Airport, in connection with federal litigation relating to the City’s compliance with grant assurances incurred as a condition of the receipt of federal funds pursuant to the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program. At issue in the litigation was a settlement agreement entered into between the City and a third party that attempted to impair the City’s performance of its airport-related federal obligations and otherwise result in the transfer of airport property from public to private ownership without the consent of the FAA. The firm successfully obtained a favorable summary judgment decision on behalf of Oceanside from the U.S. District Court. (City of Oceanside v. AELD, LLC (2010) 740 F.Supp.2d 1183.)