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Aviation Happenings- Spring 2016

On April 7, 2016 by Schnader

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

  • Medical Emergencies May Become Accidents or Not
  • Attacking the Drone Slayer: Property Rights and Preemption in the Cases against William Merideth
  • U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act Amends Existing Commercial Space Flight Law and Creates Important New Rights
  • District of Columbia and Seventh Circuit Hold that NTSB Factual and Probable Cause Reports are not Subject to Judicial Review
  • Eastern District of California Finds California Anti-Discrimination Statutes Preempted by ACAA
  • The Rules They Are A-Changin’
  • Criminal Charges for Intoxication and Flight Crew Interference on a Southwest Airlines Flight Appealed to the Fifth Circuit
  • Fifth Circuit Holds Failure to Place a Disembarking Passenger in a Wheelchair Not to be a Warsaw Convention “Accident”
  • Federal District Court in Chicago Applies Daimler General Jurisdiction Standard to Foreign Multinational Corporation in Multiparty, Multiforum Trial Jurisdiction Act Case
  • Middle District of Tennessee Holds Contractor Not Liable for Army Helicopter Pilot’s Paralysis and Confirms Continuing Viability of Government Contractor Defense
  • Fourth Circuit Affirms Enforcement of Oral Settlement Agreement Made Prior to Release

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