Kentucky Man Asserts Drone Downing Invokes FAA Rules, Not Privacy Rights

(January 22, 2016, 9:45 AM EST) -- LOUISVILLE, Ky. — In the wake of a state court ruling that cleared his neighbor of criminal charges for shooting down his drone out of privacy concerns, a Kentucky man filed a complaint in Kentucky federal court on Jan. 4, seeking a declaration that federal law, including Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations, trumps state privacy and trespass law (John David Boggs v. William H. Merideth, No. 3:16-cv-00006, W.D. Ky.).

(Complaint available. Document #97-160128-017C.)

Drone Downed

On July 26, 2015, John David Boggs says that he was...
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