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Aviation Happenings: Spring 2021

On March 23, 2021 by Schnader in Aviation

The Spring 2021 edition of the Aviation Group’s newsletter examines some of the most recent and relevant cases and developments in aviation, including:

  • Fourth Circuit Allows Baltimore Police Department’s Aircraft-Based Surveillance Program to Continue
  • District of Utah Dismisses Passenger’s Negligence and Breach of Contract Claims After Beverage Cart Injury as Preempted Under the Airline Deregulation Act
  • Alaska Federal Court Finds Learned Intermediary and Sophisticated User Doctrines Largely Inapplicable to Passenger Claims Arising From Crash of Modified Aircraft
  • One Step Removed: State Law Action for Flight Student’s Suicide Belongs in State Court
  • Massachusetts Federal Court Finds No Montreal Convention Accident
  • District of Nevada Rules that it Has Personal Jurisdiction over Foreign Airline for Injury to Nevada Resident Occurring on Flight Originating out of Las Vegas
  • Delaware Chancery Court Protects Whistleblowers’ Confidentiality in Derivative Suit Relating to Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court Expands Liability Under Consumer Protection Law
  • Louisiana Appeals Court Says Federal Aviation Regulations Do Not Impose Duty to Ensure Passenger Safety on Aircraft Lessors

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