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Successful Defense of a Municipality Against Attempt to Overturn Ordinance on Constitutional Grounds

In Casciani v. Town of Webster and Nesbit, Hodgson Russ successfully defended a municipality in a federal lawsuit brought by a high-net-worth individual claiming his civil rights had been violated by an ordinance prohibiting him from landing his helicopter at his residence. Even though the plaintiff submitted over two dozen affidavits and three expert reports, the district court granted the municipality summary judgment and the Second Circuit affirmed.