Van Wagner Communications, LLC et al v. Massachusetts Department of Transportation et al

Plaintiff: Van Wagner Communications, LLC and Van Wagner Boston, LLC
Defendant: Massachusetts Department of Transportation, Massachusetts Office of Outdoor Advertising, Richard A. Davey and Edward J. Farley
Case Number: 1:2013cv11028
Filed: April 26, 2013
Court: Massachusetts District Court
Office: Boston Office
County: Suffolk
Presiding Judge: Nathaniel M. Gorton
Nature of Suit: Constitutional - State Statute
Cause of Action: 28:2201 Constitutionality of State Statute(s)
Jury Demanded By: None

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July 10, 2013 44 Opinion or Order of the Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton: ORDER entered. MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: "Plaintiffs have requested that this Court enter a preliminary injunction to stay the Massachusetts permitting regime, to maintain the status quo with respect to outstanding OOA pe rmits and to forbid the issuance of any such new permits. Because this Court has determined to dismiss plaintiffs' claims arising under federal law and to decline supplemental jurisdiction over the remaining state law claims for lack of subject matter jurisdiction: 1) Plaintiff's Motion for a Temporary Injunction (Docket No. 2 ) is DENIED, and 2) Defendants' Motion to Dismiss (Docket No. 28 ) is ALLOWED. So ordered." (Moore, Kellyann)
November 6, 2013 52 Opinion or Order of the Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton: ORDER entered. MEMORANDUM AND ORDER: "In accordance with the foregoing, plaintiffs' motion for a preliminary injunction pending appeal is DENIED. So ordered." (Moore, Kellyann)
January 6, 2015 68 Opinion or Order of the Court Judge Nathaniel M. Gorton: ORDER entered. MEMORANDUM AND ORDER denying without prejudice 63 MOTION to Dismiss for Lack of Jurisdiction (Renewed) filed by Richard A. Davey, Edward J. Farley, Massachusetts Office of Outdoor Advertising, Massachusetts Department of Transportation. "For the foregoing reasons, 1) the defendants renewed motion to dismiss (Docket No. 63) is DENIED WITHOUT PREJUDICE; 2) the following question of state law is CERTIFIED to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court pursuant to Supreme Judicial Court Rule 1:03: Does the 2009 Transportation Act, codified at M.G.L. c. 6C, empower the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to regulate outdoor advertising throughout the Commonwealth or only with r espect to the implementation of restrictions imposed by the Federal Highway Beautification Act of 1965, codified at 23 U.S.C. § 131(a)? A statement of the facts relevant to the question certified and describing the nature of the controversy in w hich the question arose is set forth in the attached Memorandum; 3) the Clerk of the Court is directed to forward to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, under official seal, copies of this Memorandum and Order and the entire record of this case; and4) pending a response to the certified question from the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, this case is hereby STAYED. So ordered." (Patch, Christine)

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Plaintiff: Van Wagner Communications, LLC
Represented By: Elizabeth Abimbola Thomas
Represented By: Michael K. Murray
Represented By: Henry C. Dinger
Represented By: Andrew M. Batchelor
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Plaintiff: Van Wagner Boston, LLC
Represented By: Henry C. Dinger
Represented By: Andrew M. Batchelor
Represented By: Michael K. Murray
Represented By: Elizabeth Abimbola Thomas
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Defendant: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Represented By: Sookyoung Shin
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Defendant: Massachusetts Office of Outdoor Advertising
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Defendant: Richard A. Davey
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Defendant: Edward J. Farley
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