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New Air Cargo Screening Regulations Go Into Effect For International Shipments To U.S.

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Effective June 12, 2018, U.S. Customs & Border Patrol (CBP) has implemented new interim final rules regarding Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) for inbound aircraft into the United States that have commercial cargo on board....more

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IATA-FIATA Pilots New Airline/Forwarder Relationship

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Airlines and air forwarders are changing their global relationship for the first time in decades with the launch of a new International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Federation of Freight Forwarders’...more

Foley & Lardner LLP

Battery Development in the Auto Industry Leads to Electrification of Ships and Planes

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With the release of the new Tesla semi-truck in November, the public’s attention was captured with the idea of emission-free movement of freight. In the United States, over 70% of freight is carried at some point by truck,...more

Cozen O'Connor

September 2017 Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions

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This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update discusses DOT’s 2017 U.S.-Cuba Frequency Allocation Proceeding, the FAA’s elimination of requirements to obtain Reduced Vertical Separation Minimum (RVSM)...more

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U.S. DOT Issues New Air Travel Consumer Protection Rulemaking Initiatives

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The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced a new round of consumer protection-related rulemaking initiatives affecting U.S. and foreign airlines, ticket agents, and air travel consumers. As part of these...more

Beveridge & Diamond PC

ICAO Bans Bulk Shipments of Lithium Batteries as Cargo on Passenger Aircraft

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On February 22, 2016, the International Civil Aviation Organization (“ICAO”) Council announced an interim ban on bulk shipments of lithium ion batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft. The ICAO Council adopted this new...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

EU & Competition Law Update - February 2016

EU and national leniency applications independent rules ECJ - On the 20 January 2016, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down its ruling on a preliminary reference made by the Italian Council of State on the...more

White & Case LLP

New Air Transport Agreement between the US and Mexico

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New Bilateral Air Transport Agreement between the US and Mexico. On December 18, 2015 the US and Mexico (the Parties) signed a new Air Transport Agreement that, once effective, will replace the current agreement which...more

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

EU and National Leniency Applications Independent Rules ECJ

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On the 20 January 2016, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) handed down its ruling on a preliminary reference made by the Italian Council of State on the relationship between EU and national member state leniency applications...more

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Airfreight cartel decision grounded, sky-high fines annulled

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On 16 December 2015, the General Court of the European Union overturned the European Commission’s 9 November 2010 Airfreight decision (Case C.39258) and, in doing so, annulled one of the largest fines imposed in EU...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Polar Air Cargo Settles Antitrust Claims for $100 Million

A settlement agreement last week in the long-running U.S. Cargo Antitrust Class Action brought the settlement fund in that case to over $1.1 billion. Polar Air Cargo, Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, and Atlas Air Worldwide...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

EU General Court Overturns EU Commission’s Decision to Fine Airlines €790 Million in Connection with Price-Fixing Cartel

On December 16, the General Court of the European Union, the second highest court in the EU, overturned the decision of the European Commission, the EU’s competition authority, to fine 11 airlines a total of €790 million...more

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

General Court Delivers Early Christmas Gift to the Airline Industry and a Lump of Coal to the European Commission

On December 16, 2015, the General Court (GC) sent a message of unprecedented magnitude in the field of European cartels by annulling a decision from the European Commission (EC) that imposed fines of approximately €790...more

Latham & Watkins LLP

Court of Appeal and English High Court Reshape Cartel Damages Litigation Landscape in Air Cargo

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Court of Appeal confirms presumption of innocence is absolute and strikes out economic tort claims; English High Court strikes out entirety of claim brought on behalf of over 60,000 Chinese claimants. Background...more

Cozen O'Connor

Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions - October 2015

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This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update reports on Congress’s six-month extension of FAA’s reauthorization; new U.S. Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreements with the European Union and Canada; the FAA’s...more

Cozen O'Connor

U.S. Departments of the Treasury and Commerce Announce Additional Revisions to Cuba Sanctions Regulations

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Last week, the Department of the Treasury and the Department of Commerce announced additional revisions to the Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), building off the changes put...more

FordHarrison

Airline Industry Alert: Court Finds Airline Deregulation Act Does Not Preempt Miami-Dade County's Living Wage Ordinance

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On September 21, 2015, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit held that the Airline Deregulation Act (ADA) does not preempt Miami-Dade County's Living Wage Ordinance (LWO). Amerijet Int'l, Inc. v. Miami-Dade...more

Cozen O'Connor

August 2015 Update on Significant DOT, FAA and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions

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This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update discusses DOT’s launch of an investigation of alleged price gouging by airlines following Amtrak train service disruption in the Northeast Corridor, the agency’s...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Foreign Airlines Move to Dismiss Rate-Fixing Litigation

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Last Friday, foreign cargo carriers filed motions to dismiss an air freight price-fixing suit brought by Schenker AG, the logistics division of Germany’s national railway company, Deutsche Bahn, in the Eastern District of New...more

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Four Takeaways from the Ongoing Air Cargo Price-Fixing Litigation

Nippon Cargo Airlines Co. Ltd last week agreed to pay $36.55 million to settle claims that it conspired with other airlines to fix rates for air cargo services in the early 2000s. Two dozen airlines have settled in the...more

Miller Starr Regalia

Eight Is Not Enough: CEQA Challenge To Eighth Addendum To San Jose International Airport Master Plan EIR Is Rejected By Sixth...

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In a decision filed June 6, but not certified for publication until July 2, 2014, the Sixth District Court of Appeal affirmed the trial court’s judgment upholding the City of San Jose’s eighth addendum to its Airport Master...more

McDermott Will & Emery

Cathay Pacific Airlines Settles Freight Shipping Price-Fixing Class Action

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On February 12, 2014, Cathay Pacific Airlines Ltd. settled a freight shipping price-fixing multidistrict class action litigation in the Eastern District of New York. In re Air Cargo Shipping Services Air Cargo Antitrust...more

Bennett Jones LLP

Alberta Court says Air Cargo Liability Limits can be Broken

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Cargo airlines operating in Alberta may soon find themselves training their front-line staff to ask more questions when dealing with individual consumers. Last month, the Provincial Court of Alberta released a decision in...more

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