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14 CFR Ch. I (1–1–18 Edition) 

§ 15.113 

the adverse judgment, the publisher 
shall— 

(1) Give notice to the FAA as re-

quired by § 15.107(d) of this part; 

(2) Submit a copy of the trial court’s 

decision to the FAA Chief Counsel not 
more than 5 business days after the ad-
verse judgment is rendered; and 

(3) If an appeal is taken from the ad-

verse judgment, submit a copy of the 
appellate decision to the FAA Chief 
Counsel not more than 30 days after 
that decision is rendered. 

(d) Within 60 days after receipt of the 

trial court’s decision, the Adminis-
trator by registered mail will— 

(1) Notify the publisher that indem-

nification is required under this part; 

(2) Request that the publisher appeal 

the trial court’s adverse decision; or 

(3) Notify the publisher that it is not 

entitled to indemnification under this 
part and briefly state the basis for the 
denial. 

§ 15.113

Indemnification agreements. 

(a) Upon a finding of the Adminis-

trator that indemnification is required 
under this part, and after obtaining the 
concurrence of the United States De-
partment of Justice, the FAA will 
promptly enter into an indemnification 
agreement providing for the payment 
of the costs specified in paragraph (c) 
of this section. 

(b) The indemnification agreement 

will be signed by the Chief Counsel and 
the publisher. 

(c) The FAA will indemnify the pub-

lisher for— 

(1) Compensatory damages awarded 

by the court against the publisher; 

(2) Reasonable costs and fees, includ-

ing reasonable attorney fees at a rate 
not to exceed that permitted under the 
Equal Access to Justice Act (5 U.S.C. 
504), and any postjudgment interest, if 
the publisher conducts a good faith de-
fense, or pursues a good faith appeal, at 
the request, or with the concurrence, of 
the FAA. 

(d) Except as otherwise provided in 

this section, the FAA will not indem-
nify the publisher for— 

(1) Punitive or exemplary damages; 
(2) Civil or criminal fines or any 

other litigation sanctions; 

(3) Postjudgment interest; 
(4) Costs; 

(5) Attorney fees; or 
(6) Other incidental expenses. 
(e) The indemnification agreement 

must provide that the Government will 
be subrogated to all claims or rights of 
the publisher, including third-party 
claims, cross-claims, and counter-
claims. 

§ 15.115

Payment. 

After execution of the indemnifica-

tion agreement, the FAA will submit 
the agreement to the United States De-
partment of Justice and request pay-
ment, in accordance with the agree-
ment, from the Judgment Fund. 

PART 16—RULES OF PRACTICE FOR 

FEDERALLY-ASSISTED AIRPORT 
ENFORCEMENT PROCEEDINGS 

Subpart A—General Provisions 

Sec. 
16.1

Applicability and description of part. 

16.3

Definitions. 

16.5

Separation of functions. 

Subpart B—General Rules Applicable to 

Complaints, Proceedings Initiated by 
the FAA, and Appeals 

16.11

General processes. 

16.13

Filing of documents. 

16.15

Service of documents on the parties 

and the agency. 

16.17

Computation of time. 

16.19

Motions. 

Subpart C—Special Rules Applicable to 

Complaints 

16.21

Pre-complaint resolution. 

16.23

Pleadings. 

16.25

Dismissals. 

16.26

Motions to dismiss and motions for 

summary judgment. 

16.27

Incomplete complaints. 

16.29

Investigations. 

16.31

Director’s determinations after inves-

tigations. 

16.33

Final decisions without hearing. 

16.34

Consent orders. 

Subpart D—Special Rules Applicable to 

Proceedings Initiated by the FAA 

16.101

Basis for the initiation of agency ac-

tion. 

16.103

Notice of investigation. 

16.105

Failure to resolve informally. 

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