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Summary Judgment Granted in Class Action Against MTA
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- October 16, 2013
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
The Paul, Weiss team included litigation partners Leslie Fagen and Walter Rieman and counsel Steven Herzog. Walter Rieman argued the motion.