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Cruise Passenger Protection Act: A Proposed Step Toward Uniform Passenger Legal Rights - But Major Regulatory Compliance...

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The Cruise Passenger Protection Act of 2017, a U.S. Senate bill introduced as S.1502 on June 29, 2017, proposes a broad range of notice, procedural and oversight provisions for the cruise line industry. The bill is designed...more

"It's Not Old, It's A Classic!": Risk in Aging Aircraft with GARA Protecting Manufacturers

The General Aviation Revitalization Act of 1994 (“GARA”) was a byproduct of aging aircraft, rising costs, and tort liability in the United States. Congress was concerned that aircraft manufacturers were being devastated by...more

Auto Dealership Liability for Accidents Occurring During Test Drives: How to Protect Your Dealership

by Jaburg Wilk on

Prospective car buyers are no different than the drivers we encounter daily on the road: some are skilled, some are not so skilled. Add to that the prospective buyer’s unfamiliarity with the vehicle they are test-driving,...more

UAS in the USA: An Overview of the FAA's New Drone Rules

by Brooks Pierce on

On June 21, 2016, the FAA announced its new rules to govern non-hobbyist small UAS (“sUAS” or “drones”) operations. Gluttons for punishment can read the entire 624-page FAA document here; others can read a summary of the...more

Virginia Supreme Court Expands Scope of UM/UIM Coverage

by Sands Anderson PC on

In an opinion issued on September 17, 2015, Est. of Slone v. Selective Ins. Co. of America, et al., the Virginia Supreme Court effectively expanded the scope of UM/UIM coverage in Virginia. Slone was filed as a declaratory...more

Shipper Liability (If Any) to Carriers’ Drivers for Allegedly Improperly Loaded Freight

by Benesch on

In most of the situations of injury and damage that are a result of allegedly improperly loaded freight, the damage is to third parties, who fall victim to freight careening from trucks on public highways, or falling off, or...more

Eastern District of Pa. Again Recognizes Montreal Convention Exclusively Governs Claims

by Blank Rome LLP on

Action Item: Until there is appellate resolution of the preemptive effect of the Montreal Convention, airlines sued in state court over damages allegedly arising during the course of international transportation should...more

Aviation Flyer - Summer 2014

by Jackson Walker on

In This Issue: - Forum Non Conveniens - A Defendant’s Initial Impulse Could Be The Riskiest - Providing Information To Expert Witnesses: A Quick Guide To The Proper Procedures And Potential Pitfalls -...more

TRANSACTIONAL: Transactions: Amendments to 1976 LLMC Convention Increase Maritime Accident Exposure for LNG Vessel Owners –...

by King & Spalding on

The Convention of Liability for Maritime Claims 19 November 1976 ("1976 LLMC" or the "Convention"), as amended by the Protocol of 1996, is a convention designed primarily to limit liability for shipowners for maritime...more

Based On Economic Loss Rule and Consequential Damages Clause, Supreme Court Holds That Plaintiff Had No Tort Claim

by Winstead PC on

In El Paso Marketing, L.P. v. Wolf Hollow I, L.P., the Texas Supreme Court decided that the economic loss rule and a consequential damages clause eliminated a power plant owner’s claim against a pipeline company for...more

Waiving Workers’ Compensation in Transportation Agreements: Like Taking a Bullet After Being Stabbed

by Miller & Martin PLLC on

Anyone reviewing a transportation agreement in the past few years surely noticed an uptick in the number of proposed provisions attempting to “waive workers’ compensation immunity.” The waiver typically reads as follows:...more

Illinois Court Considers Liability for Automobile Accident

by Howard Ankin on

In Thompson v. Gordon, No. 110066, the plaintiff was injured as a result of a car accident. This personal injury lawsuit followed and the plaintiff alleged that the accident occurred, in part, because defendants defectively...more

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