Trump Files Suit Over Noisy Florida Airport
Real-estate tycoon-turned-TV personality Donald Trump has filed a lawsuit in a bid to stop a planned expansion at an airport near his Florida home.
The Celebrity Apprentice boss filed papers in Palm Beach County Circuit Court on Monday (19Jul10), accusing county officials of failing to assess noise and associated pollution from jet engines at Palm Beach International Airport, near his Mar-a-Lago estate and members-only beach club.
The complaint, which also targets the airport's director, Bruce Pelly, aims to block construction of a second runway and prevent planes flying over his properties.
Plans for the expansion are currently on hold.
It is the latest legal action Trump has taken in a decades-old disagreement over noise control at Palm Beach International Airport.
A suit Trump filed in 1995 stemming from the same issues was settled out of court.