Aviation Happenings - Fall 2020

The Fall 2020 edition of the Aviation Group’s newsletter examines some of the most recent and relevant cases and developments in aviation, including:

The Supreme Court Will Not Hear Airbus Helicopters, Inc.’s Argument that Federal Officer Removal Statute Applies to FAA Designees -

Federal Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal of Purported Class Action Against Airline, Finding Airline Did Not Breach Contract of Carriage by Cancelling Flight -

Eleventh Circuit Holds New Trial Not Warranted After Jury Found Plaintiff Ninety-Nine Percent at Fault for Injuries Sustained During Severe Turbulence -

Mind the Gap: ADA Preemption Fails to End Case Involving a Passenger’s Trip-and-fall Leading to Broken Knee While Disembarking a Flight at the Gap Between the Jet Bridge and the Aircraft -

Federal Officer Removal Statute Keeps Action in California District Court

Eastern District of Louisiana Rules That Duty of Care Owed by Helicopter Pilot Can Be Established Without Expert Testimony -

Federal Court Says “I Can’t Hear You” to 3M Company’s Efforts to Invoke Government Contractor Defense to Defective Earplug Claims -

A Federal Judge in Texas Permits Pre-service Removal by a Forum State Defendant -

Magistrate Judge Recommends that Plaintiffs’ Overreaching Claims for Sexual Assault Be Curtailed, and Rejects Attempt for Class Action -

Please see full Newsletter below for more information.

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DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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