Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 27, 2012
Pilot Larry Bond is trying to recover legal fees after the Federal Aviation Administration failed to prove violations related to an attempt to suspend his Boeing 777 rating. The Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) permits an award of attorney’s fees and costs that a prevailing party incurs.
The order concerning Mr. Bond’s B-777 rating was appealed. The NTSB Administrative Judge found the only issue was the veracity of a document (a rating application) which Plaintiff Bond claimed was falsely created by the FAA and placed in his Airman certified file. The FAA attorney withdrew the administrative action after the Administrative Judge mandated that the FAA provide discovery that would either confirm or deny the veracity of the document.
According to Michael Moulis, former FAA Attorney and lead attorney for this case, “FAA refused to provide critical program tracking reporting system (PTRS) records despite an Administrative Law Judge’s Order would have clearly established that many FAA Safety Inspectors illegally received certificates and ratings from Simulator Schools under their supervision.”
Moulis added, “These same documents were also requested via the Freedom of Information Act at least five to ten times and the FAA failed to respond. The Judge ordered the release of the documents but the FAA denied that the documents existed. The FAA attorney refused to release the documents claiming an unknown privilege.”
“The Judge issued a final order and at which point FAA withdrew its case against Mr. Bond,” said Moulis.
In a separate matter, Mr. Bond has filed suit in United States District Court Southern District case number 11-61108 against the FAA inspectors for their alleged actions. The US Justice Department has refused to represent the named individuals.
Contact: Michael Moulis, 954-547-0555, mmoulis7(at)gmail(dot)com
Source: Moulis Aviation Law
Case information: SE-19188 Washington D.C./US District Court Southern District 11-61108