Aviation Happenings - Winter 2020

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

Eleventh Circuit Upholds Defense Contractor Dismissal while Questioning DOSHA Precedent -

Eleventh Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment Dismissal of Claims by Unruly, Disabled Passenger -

New York Court Addresses Governmental Confiscation of Aircraft, Insurance Coverage, and Loss -

No Personal Jurisdiction over Garmin in Obstacle Crash Suit -

It Takes Two to Tango: Dismissal at Pleading Stage Premature Where Concurrent Duties of Air Traffic Control may Create Liability on ATC Provider in Airplane Crash -

An Airline that Registered to do Business in Pennsylvania Is Subject to General Personal Jurisdiction in Pennsylvania, Says Federal Judge -

Eastern District of New York Dismisses Airline Passenger’s Claims for Emotional and Psychological Injuries Allegedly Caused by Removal from Flight -

Texas Court Declines to Exercise Specific Personal Jurisdiction over In-State Product Line Successor in Burton v. Honeywell International, Inc. -

Federal Court Dismisses Complaint Alleging that Airline Failed to Timely Refund Plaintiff for a Flight Cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic -

Eastern District of New York Rules that Human Remains are “Cargo” for Purposes of the Montreal Convention -

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds Specific Personal Jurisdiction over Foreign Manufacturer Whose Product Allegedly Caused Injuries to Foreign Plaintiff -

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