SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by Santa Monica that sought to take control the city's airport back from the federal government.
The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday (http://lat.ms/1jEGTY5) that U.S. District Judge John F. Walters dismissed the claim because the action was brought too late under the statute of limitations.
Walters also threw out allegations that the city was denied due process. He said Santa Monica failed to first seek compensation for the airport in the Court of Federal Claims.
City Attorney Marsha Moutrie says the judge's 17-page ruling will be evaluated to determine Santa Monica's options.
The city has contended that the airport must be closed in 2015 under various federal grant agreements and a 1984 court settlement with the government.
Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com
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