Restraining order issued in Ala. airport lawsuit

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge has issued a restraining order barring the Birmingham Airport Authority from withholding terminal construction records after a flight information sign fell and killed a 10-year-old boy.

Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge Houston Brown issued the temporary restraining order Wednesday after the Alabama Media Group filed a lawsuit saying the Airport Authority was violating the Alabama Open Records Act by failing to turn over construction records.

Among other things, the media company requested documents pertaining to bid specifications, materials and hardware, installation and state and federal inspections of the sign that fell March 22 at the newly renovated Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. AL.com reports (http://bit.ly/17oXap0) the restraining order is in effect for 10 days.

Brown has scheduled a hearing for April 24 to consider a preliminary injunction in the case.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews




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