By Emma Whitford (October 25, 2021, 3:58 p.m. EDT) – Washington, DC transit authority is immune to claims it arbitrarily rejected an offer to replace elevators across the rail system Metro, a DC Circuit panel ruled, upholding a lower court’s dismissal of the October 2020 lawsuit.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority enjoys sovereign immunity from challenge to the Schindler Elevator Corporation purchase decision because it is an “interstate pact” between Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, U.S. circuit judge Karen LeCraft Henderson wrote in Friday’s notice.
“We have recognized on several occasions that he is therefore vested with sovereign immunities, including the sovereign immunity of States, of the signatories of the …
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