Plaintiffs Awarded Fees in East Hampton Airport Case


A Suffolk County judge ordered that the Town of East Hampton pay attorneys fees to the plaintiffs who sued to block new East Hampton Airport rules designed to mitigate neighbors’ noise complaints.

The decision comes after Suffolk Judge Paul Baisley ruled against plaintiffs’ who urged the court to prohibit the town from using fees collected from the airport to pay legal fees in the case.

“The court’s order awarding attorney’s fees to the petitioners resulting from the second contempt finding against the town in as many years is yet another stark reminder that the town board is not above the law and must, like all litigants, obey the orders of the court,” attorney James Catterson, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, which represents some of the plaintiffs, said in a statement.