Case Conclusion Date:December 1, 2008
Outcome:Building near airport reduced in height
Description:This was a complex case involving federal aviation regulations and several layers of state and federal laws. The Sunroad Building was constructed near the Montgomery Field Airport in San Diego. It was higher than allowed under federal regulations. After significant and very complex litigation, the building owner took the unprecedented step of disassembling the building's top two floors and reduced the height to one that was allowed under federal regulations, and thereby enhanced the safety of the airport and surrounding community.