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OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Vertical vs. horizontal restraints on trade; Despegar's product diversification; TUI's...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Our weekly client OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending May 11, 2018 is below. This week’s Update features a variety of stories, including the third installment in our six-part series dissecting recent...more

Workers’ Compensation for Airline Employees

by Howard Ankin on

When airline workers are injured or become ill because of airplane crashes, turbulence, or other work-related incidents both on and off of the plane, they may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. ...more

Summer Flying, Emergencies and Temporary Flight Restrictions

by LeClairRyan on

Summer is nearly upon us, bringing with it good weather for flying your unmanned aircraft. Summer also brings, however, an increase in certain types of natural disasters, such as wildfires, hurricanes, and storms that...more

May 2018 Update on Significant DOT, FAA, and Other Federal Agencies’ Aviation-Related Regulatory Actions

by Cozen O'Connor on

This edition of the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Regulatory Update discusses the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of a five-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, the FAA’s Airworthiness Directives...more

Personal Jurisdiction/Forum Non Conveniens - The World in US Courts: Spring 2018

Forum Non Conveniens Not Available Where Moving Defendant Failed to Establish It Was Amenable to Process in an Alternative Forum - Arcelik A.S. v. E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company, United States District Court for the...more

Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: May 2018 #1

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

The Business Times discussed northern Kansas wheat potential. Food Dive discussed a potential delay in GMO labeling rule. The Dallas News reported on United Airlines new pet travel rules....more

Panasonic FCPA Enforcement Action: Part I – Background

by Thomas Fox on

Those bemoaning the lack of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) enforcement activity can cease. With the Dun & Bradstreet Inc. (D&B) declination last week and this week’s enforcement action involving Panasonic Avionics...more

Congress Considers Crackdown On Comfort Animals On Planes

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

There has been a lot of press lately on animals (and humans) behaving badly on airplanes. Some of the problems in the friendly skies relate to the huge increase in passengers bringing on animals they claim to be emotional...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Australian authorities confirm renewed interest in parity provisions; Singapore opens...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Australian Authorities Confirm Renewed Interest in Parity Provisions - ("Online Booking Clauses Still Cause for Concern for Australian Competition Authority," MLex, April 11, 2018) (subscription required) - Speaking...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Price-fixing fines imposed against FlightCentre; Red Lion's unorthodox approach to loyalty;...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending April 6, 2018 is below. A variety of stories are featured in this week’s Update, including an interesting follow up story on Red Lion’s somewhat unique (and...more

Busy Data Breach Week

Unfortunately, it was another busy data breach week. Here’s a summary of the major ones. Delta Airlines admitted in a statement that the payment card data of several hundred thousand customers may have been compromised by...more

Airplanes Helping Airplanes – Drones in the Aircraft Maintenance World

by LeClairRyan on

Given how few airline accidents have occurred over the past 20 years, people rarely give a second thought to whether or not the aircraft they are boarding is mechanically reliable. ...more

Airlines Association Files Another Lawsuit Challenging Massachusetts Paid Sick Leave Law

by Polsinelli on

On April 4, 2018, Airlines for America, a trade association and lobbyist organization for U.S. airlines, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Massachusetts against the Massachusetts Attorney General challenging the state’s...more

Aviation Happenings - Spring 2018 - Part B

SDNY Holds That Limitations Period in Article 35 of the Montreal Convention Does Not Apply to Claims for Contribution and Indemnification - Article 35 of the Montreal Convention provides that “[t]he right to damages shall...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Brazilian antitrust authorities adopt narrow approach to rate parity; Group segment moves to...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

This week’s OTA & Travel Distribution Update for the week ending March 30, 2018 is below. This week’s Update features a heavy dose of OTA updates....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

With all that went on between the US and China over the past week alone on tariffs, a timeline may help. Luckily, the Times was thinking of our plight when it put this together....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A day of massive lows (opening bell) and impressive rallies (with the dow up 230 by the end of the day) marked a wild Wednesday on Wall Street....more

Law at 30,000 Feet: Who Governs Airline Passenger Rights?

by Lane Powell PC on

Spring is here, and with it the start of the seasonal bump in travelers passing through airports — a rise of almost 600,000 passengers per month at PDX alone. While every traveler has a horror story, few know the rules that...more

OTA & Travel Distribution Update - Australian Competition Authorities re-think "narrow" parity; Keyword prohibitions the subject...

by Garvey Schubert Barer on

Our weekly OTA & Travel Distribution Update is below. This week’s Update features a number of familiar stories....more

Lithium-Ion Batteries: Fire in the Sky?

by Wilson Elser on

Every commercial airline flight carries scores of lithium-ion powered batteries in phones, tablets, computers, activity trackers, cameras, headphones and other devices. Consumers need to respect the risks that are associated...more

Beyond Dexter the Peacock

by LeClairRyan on

When United Airlines barred a woman from bringing “Dexter the emotional support peacock” on a flight from Newark to Los Angeles earlier this year, the story made national news and went viral on social media. It is easy to...more

Tenth Circuit Affirms Airline's Enforcement of Terms Regarding Nonrefundable Tickets

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In Martin v. United Airlines, Inc., __ Fed. App'x __, 2018 WL 992289 (10th Cir. Feb. 21, 2018), Oklahoma residents brought a putative class action asserting various breach of contract theories against the airline arising from...more

Connecting the dots

by DLA Piper on

On 7 March 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgment in Flightright and others. The judgment deals with three separate preliminary rulings and, in doing so, answers three jurisdictional...more

Flying with Your Data – ACLU sues the TSA Over Domestic Electronic Device Searches

If you’ve flown domestically in the last year, you know the drill. Take off your jacket, belt, and shoes and place them in a bin. Remove your quart-sized bag of 3.4 oz liquids and place them on top. Pull out your laptop,...more

EU Competition Newsletter - March 2018

Early attention to the antitrust considerations of a given transaction can go a long way towards promoting the chances of timely or even early clearance of a transaction. As an initial matter, parties should focus their...more

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