BOSTON — The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court affirmed a trial court’s summary judgment on behalf of Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) in Town of Hull v. The Massachusetts Port Authority.
This is the latest of several favorable decisions in state, federal and appellate courts in recent months, concluding several years of litigation over Massport's effort to construct a new Runway at Logan International Airport to alleviate air traffic delay. As a result of these decisions, Massport is able begin runway construction later this year. In a separate action concluded last year, Massport was granted relief from a 1976 injunction prohibiting runway construction. In Town of Hull v. The Massachusetts Port Authority, the court rejected the Town's separate claims that Massport defrauded environmental regulators to avoid providing soundproofing assistance to the Town in connection with the project, and was operating Logan Airport as a public nuisance.
McDermott Will & Emery’s legal team representing Massport in these cases included trial partner Mark Pearlstein, based in the Firm’s Boston office.
Massport is a world-class public authority which develops, promotes and manages two airports, the Port of Boston and transportation infrastructure to enable Massachusetts and New England to compete successfully in the global marketplace.