Dulles Airport Toll Road Class Action Runs Out of Gas

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By Perry Cooper

Drivers complaining about tolls on a highway near Dulles airport outside Washington reached the end of the road May 30 when a federal court dismissed their would-be class action ( Kerpen v. Metro. Wash. Airports Auth. , 2017 BL 180569, E.D. Va., No. 16-cv-1307, 5/30/17 ).

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is authorized to fund an expansion of the Metrorail system to the airport by charging drivers on the Dulles Toll Road, Judge James C. Cacheris wrote for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Two previous suits challenging the toll road agreement also failed.

Christopher I. Kachouroff in Woodbridge, Va.; McSweeney Cynkar & Kachouroff PLLC; and Sshaerr Duncan LLP represented the drivers.

Hunton & Williams LLP represented the airport authority.

To contact the reporter on this story: Perry Cooper in Washington at pcooper@bna.com

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Steven Patrick at spatrick@bna.com

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