Sarah Passeri

Sarah Passeri

Holland & Knight LLP

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Eleventh Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Injury Claim in Airline Bumping Case

The ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Campbell v. Air Jamaica, Ltd. is a favorable one for the aviation industry. The court confirmed that non-economic damages, including emotional distress and...more

8/1/2014 - Airlines Bodily Injury Dismissals

Daimler and Walden: The Supreme Court's Continued Trend on Limiting Personal Jurisdiction

The Supreme Court has issued two decisions that clarify the limitations of general and specific jurisdiction over a non-resident defendant. A defendant corporation will be subject to general jurisdiction in a state only if...more

3/21/2014 - DaimlerChrysler DaimlerChrysler v Bauman Jurisdiction Minimum Contacts Personal Jurisdiction SCOTUS

U.S. Supreme Court Holds Airline Entitled to ATSA Immunity in Pilot Defamation Case

In Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that immunity may not be denied under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) to substantially true statements. According to the Court,...more

1/30/2014 - Air Wisconsin v. Hoeper Airline Employees Airlines ATSA Aviation Industry First Amendment Immunity National Security SCOTUS Sonia Sotomayor Transportation Security Administration

Recent Rulings Find Preemption of State Law Claims and Enforce Airline Contracts of Carriage

In the past few months, courts have issued several decisions favorable to the airlines finding preemption of various state law claims and rejecting breach of contract claims. The decisions address a variety of passenger...more

10/2/2013 - Airlines Aviation Industry Breach of Contract Discrimination Preemption Summary Judgment

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