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Posted by bmschulman | Jun 16, 2014 @ 03:45 PM | 37,939 Views
I have received requests to provide information concerning the model aircraft litigations pending against the FAA that are of public interest (Pirker and EquuSearch). I'm happy to provide non-confidential information here for the benefit of the RC community, but I will not litigate the case or engage in debate on the issues that are pending. I will not discuss litigation strategy. I may occasionally provide a personal opinion on a related point, but that is all it is: a personal opinion. None of these posts should be construed as legal advice. If you plan to engage in an activity that may be regulated, you must consult your own attorney.


Pirker case:

The briefs relating to the appeal of the Pirker decision are posted on the NTSB's website:

NTSB Decision:



The documents relating to Texas EquuSearch are harder to find. Here are links.

Letter to FAA:

D.C. Circuit lawsuit:

EquuSearch Emergency Motion for Stay:
Miller Affidavit:
Robinson Affidavit:

FAA Opposition to Stay Motion & Motion to Dismiss:

EquuSearch Reply and Opposition to Motion to Dismiss:
Exhibits to the Reply:
Robinson Supplemental Affidavit:

FAA Reply on its Motion to Dismiss:

D.C. Circuit Decision:


Petitions concerning the June 25 FAA Notice: