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Summary Judgment Granted in Class Action Against MTA

Paul, Weiss obtained a significant victory on behalf of our client the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Plaintiffs brought a class action in the Southern District of New York challenging toll discounts provided to residents of Staten Island for crossings over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and to residents of the Rockaways and Broad Channel for crossings over the Cross Bay and Marine Parkway Bridges. Plaintiffs charged that these residence-based toll discounts violate the Commerce Clause and plaintiffs' right to travel under the United States Constitution. Judge Engelmayer found the toll discounts at issue to be constitutional and granted summary judgment dismissing all claims.

The Paul, Weiss team included litigation partners Leslie Fagen and Walter Rieman and counsel Steven Herzog. Walter Rieman argued the motion. 

October 16, 2013

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