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Power Outage Shows Unique Risks for Airport Cybersecurity

by Baker Donelson on

On May 27, 2017, thousands of British Airways passengers across the globe were stranded when a simple power failure took down critical systems, including those used to check in passengers. As images of crowded terminals and...more

Air Traffic Control Reform – Is It an Idea Whose Time Has Finally Come?

by Nossaman LLP on

President Trump kicked off “infrastructure week” on Monday, June 5th, by proposing to “corporatize” the U.S. air traffic control system, shifting about 35,000 workers, including unionized traffic controllers, technicians, and...more

Electronics Ban for U.S.-Bound Flights May Extend to 71 Airports

by Cozen O'Connor on

On June 7, 2017 The U.S. Department of Homeland Security chief told a House panel that the federal government is considering an expansion of its ban on large electronics, like laptops, in carry-on bags from the 10 current...more

Court Grounds O’Hare Janitors’ Collective Action For Off-the-Clock Work

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: A federal district court last week decertified and effectively grounded a collective action of O’Hare Airport janitorial staff who claimed that their employer forced them to work off-the-clock without...more

California Environmental Law & Policy Update - May 2017 #4

by Allen Matkins on

Environmental and Policy Focus - White House proposes cutting EPA budget by over 30 percent - Washington Post - May 23 - Under the White House’s latest budget proposal, released Tuesday, the U.S. Environmental...more

Trillion Dollar Infrastructure Investment Watch: “Parameters,” But Not Full Plan to be Released this Month

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Despite bi-partisan agreement on the urgency to invest in the nation’s infrastructure to meet fast growing demands on our roads, railroads and waterways, there has yet to materialize a bi-partisan framework for funding and...more

Canberra Needs Strong Plan to Make Airport Fly

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Federal Government announced in a recent press release by the Prime Minister that it will "build" the new Western Sydney Airport. This week's Federal Budget confirmed $5.3 billion in funding for the airport. That term...more

FAA Releases Airport Facility Maps for Safer Drone Operations

As we discussed in our previous post, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published over 200 airport facility maps last week to aid drone operators in safer operation and streamline the authorization process for...more

Washington Court Finds Port District Liable for Worker’s Severe Injuries at Airport and Rejects Federal Aviation Preemption...

by Lane Powell PC on

The Washington Court of Appeals recently affirmed a $40 million verdict in favor of a worker seriously injured at SeaTac International Airport while performing ground services for a contractor on the airplane ramp. The...more

Infrastructure M&A: Journey to the non-core: How the European infrastructure M&A market is changing

by White & Case LLP on

HEADLINES - - Overall appetite for infrastructure investment remains strong. M&A deal value rose 75 per cent from 2010 and 2016. Deal volume grew 196 per cent over this period - The number and value of...more

Restrictions on Personal Electronic Devices, including Laptops, on Flights from 10 Airports

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

No personal electronic devices (PEDs) larger than a cellphone or smartphone, such as a laptop computer or e-reader, can be carried into the cabin of airplanes flying directly to the U.S. from 10 airports in the Middle East,...more

Aviation Happenings - Winter 2016-2017 Part 2

Part 2 of the winter edition of the Aviation Group’s newsletter examines some of the most recent and relevant cases and developments in aviation law, including: - Supreme Court Affirms Presumption Against Preemption...more

Greenfield Projects Spell Red Ink for Financiers

by K&L Gates LLP on

Originally published in The Australian - February 17th, 2017. The federal government has announced that the Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek is going ahead. That’s great — it’s needed and will benefit a whole...more

West Coast Real Estate Update: February 2017

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Los Angeles, Seattle Top List of Best Markets for Multifamily Investment - Marcus & Millichap's 2017 National Multifamily Index (NMI) ranks Los Angeles and Seattle first and second, respectively, among 46 major domestic...more

Draft Airports NPS takes off…

by Hogan Lovells on

On 2 February 2017 the Government published its highly anticipated draft Airports National Policy Statement (“NPS”) alongside a consultation on the contents of the draft NPS....more

Building a New Airport Requires a Special Team

by K&L Gates LLP on

Originally published in The Australian on February 3rd, 2017. When a major airport in Germany, a country known for its efficiency, is seven years behind schedule you start to understand that building an airport is tough...more

Competition News - January 2017

by Dentons on

New decisions in France with regard to compensating the prejudice suffered by victims of anti-competitive practices - Any person who claims to be the victim of anti-competitive practices and wishes to seek compensation...more

West Coast Real Estate Update: January 2017 #2

by Holland & Knight LLP on

California Prepares for Possible Rollback of Federal Water, Wetlands Regulations - Scott Pruitt, President Donald Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has discussed eliminating what he...more

Aviation Reform Under the Trump Administration: What to Expect

by Holland & Knight LLP on

President-Elect Donald Trump has indicated strong interest in two areas: infrastructure development and regulatory reform. Several potentially important developments in the aviation sector are anticipated in both...more

US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Rules Federal Law Preempts Local Airport Regulations

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

“Noise policy must be carried out at the national level.” So says the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, in overruling the Town of East Hampton’s attempt to locally control airport noise. The Second...more

The SEC’s Continuing Refinement of Internal Controls Enforcement

by Michael Volkov on

My good friend and colleague, Tom Fox, has written an interesting post on the SEC’s recent United Airlines settlement for $2.4 million for domestic bribery. As Tom has noted, the interesting aspect of the SEC’s enforcement...more

United Airlines Settles with SEC for Side-Stepping Its Own Anti-Corruption Controls: Management Override for a Ride Over to South...

In a settlement highlighting the need for public companies to implement – and adhere to – effective internal controls, United Airlines “United” recently paid a $2.4 million civil penalty to the Securities and Exchange...more

The Chairman’s Flight and the US Corrupt Practices Act

by Thomas Fox on

Earlier this week a most interesting non-Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) bribery and corruption enforcement, actions was announced by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). It involved a clear quid pro quo benefit...more

The Domestic Corrupt Practices Act Arrives According to the SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that the parent company of United Airlines has agreed to pay $2.4 million to settle charges for providing a public official with more convenient flight options. The parent...more

Fight for $15 Plans Protests, ‘Civil Disobedience’ on November 29

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Fight for $15, the four-year-old movement to secure a minimum wage of $15 an hour, has announced plans for demonstrations, strikes, and protests in 340 cities across the country on November 29. Tens of thousands of employees...more

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