In the end, the judge decided:
- MTV cannot increase the lighting presently being used
- cannot use the tennis court lighting
- must refrain from any further use of helicopters or other aviation devices,
- the lease, which ends December 1 with a 4-week extension option, could not be extended beyond those terms.
Clearly, the show is a temporary thorn in the side of the Swifts, unlike the tours his company sells that permanently wander residential neighborhoods to the annoyance of many residents. MTV has won and Ed Swift has lost. The production will continue, and in the end become the biggest commercial for Key West and benefit the tourism of the island. He will also benefit, of couse unless the fans of the Real World organize a boycott of his businesses. Then again, maybe he's losing his mind.