Marzulla Law Legal Report - October 2011


In This Issue:

- Ninth Circuit Affirms Validity of Fifth Amendment Claim In Guam - Takings Case

Until 2002, Jan's Helicopters operated a helicopter transport business out of the island of Guam, a territory of the United States in the northern Pacific Ocean. On July 31, 2002, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) sent an e-mail to the authorities at Guam International Airport (GIA) stating that Jan's Helicopters did not have Department of Transportation (DOT) authorization to operate from Guam. As a consequence of the FAA e-mail, GIA grounded Jan's Helicopters' aircraft. Jan's Helicopters eventually filed suit against the FAA arguing due process and Fifth Amendment violations. The suit was dismissed in U.S. district court, appealed to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, and finally transferred to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

- Testimonial

"Marzulla Law has provided exceptional expertise and service and dedication second to no firm I have worked with, and the personal attention from Nancie and Roger...

ExpertSpotlight: David P. Ledger

David Ledger is primary counsel for Jan's Helicopters, and brought in Marzulla Law as co-counsel for the Jan's Helicopters v. United States case due to our expertise in government takings.

- Staff Spotlight: Meet Ben La Manna

Ben La Manna is our newest intern here at Marzulla Law. He is currently pursuing his bachelor's degree in Business Management and Finance at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. In a very short period of time Ben has already grasped the level of commitment, dedication and precision a career in law requires.

- About Marzulla Law

Marzulla Law, LLC is a Washington D.C.-based law firm. Nancie G. Marzulla and Roger J. Marzulla help property owners get paid just compensation when the Government takes their property through inverse condemnation.

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