Meister, Seelig & Fein is representing ARK Development LLC in its suit against the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The lawsuit demands redress for the Port Authority’s willful breach of a long-term commercial lease with The ARK for a state-of the-art animal handling facility located at JFK International Airport.
In its 28-page complaint filed in the NY State Supreme Court in Queens, The ARK says Port Authority has willfully breached its obligation to provide The ARK with exclusive right to provide specified animal handling services at JFK Airport, including but not limited to the handling of horses, small animals, and birds.
These breaches have not merely caused enormous financial damage to The ARK; they pose grave national security risks due to accidental infection via contagions carried by animals entering the U.S. or intentional attack via biological weapons of mass destruction, in each instance placing at risk both U.S. citizens and U.S. livestock.
The ARK at JFK provides pre and post-travel animal care and veterinary services for pets, horses, birds, livestock and exotic animals in a competent and compassionate manner. The ARK provides an efficient, safe and low stress environment for both our human and animal clients. Animals are moved from jets directly into ARK branded transport vehicles and taken to The ARK where they receive immediate care or begin required quarantine. Regardless of the duration of stay, all animals are looked after by accredited veterinary staff and highly-trained and caring handlers, with processes developed under guidance from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.
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