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Keeping an Eye on “Pervasive Regulation” in Aviation and its Effect on Implied Federal Preemption

On January 26, 2016 by Schnader

Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit issued another opinion regarding the scope of federal preemption in the context of federal aviation regulations. In National Federation of the Blind v. United Airlines Inc. (No. 11-16240), the Court held that a class action alleging claims for violation of California’s antidiscrimination laws was preempted by the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) and its implementing regulations.

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