WILMINGTON — A lawsuit between the Clinton County Port Authority, which owns the Wilmington Air Park, and Trijet Global Air, which had jets stored at the airpark and countersued the port, was dismissed earlier this month after a year of litigation.
In April 2015, the port authority sued Trijet, placing liens on its jets, which were themselves purchased from another company with the intent to repair and sell them, according to court records and Trijet and port officials.
The port authority asked the Clinton County Court of Common Pleas to award several thousand dollars in damages and allow the port to auction the planes, and Trijet countersued and said the rates were unfair and that denying access to their property was illegal. It further asked for $1 million in damages.
Earlier this month, the case was dismissed with prejudice and a stipulation.
“The parties have reached a full and final settlement and mutual release, and agree that the Clinton County Court of Common Pleas shall retain jurisdiction over this matter for the purposes of enforcing the terms,” read the court order dismissing the case.
The terms of the agreement were not in the case file. Both sides were ordered to split the court costs.
“We believe that the agreement and the settlement are fair to all parties and we are pleased to be able to move forward with other important business of and around the airpark,” said Dan Evers, executive director of the port authority. “It’s good to have that resolved.”
Evers said Trijet has sold its jets and resolved and paid the liens and storage fees.
Ron Greene, a managing member of Trijet was unable to be reached for comment Wednesday.
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