Lawsuit Challenging NYC Drone Restrictions Can Proceed
U.S. District Judge Eric Vitaliano of the Eastern District of New York ruled that Xizmo Media Productions’ lawsuit challenging NYC Drone Restrictions is allowed to proceed.
A decades-old section of New York City’s administrative code prohibits any aircraft, including unmanned aircraft, from landing and taking off within the five boroughs of New York City.
The Avigation Law, according to Xizmo’s Legal representatives, “effectively imposes a complete ban on the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles” within the boundaries of New York City.
According to court documents, Xizmo Media Productions, which specializes in aerial cinematography, is represented by the law firm Muchmore & Associates.
The complaint claims that Xizmo suffered hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages as a result of the New York City Police Department repeatedly stopping the company’s production despite having a Part 107 remote pilot certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration…