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|Keeping an Eye on "Pervasive Regulation" in Aviation and its Effect on Implied Federal Preemption|
William (Bill) D. Janicki, Lilian M. Loh; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
February 9, 2016, previously published on January 2016Earlier this month, the Ninth Circuit issued another opinion regarding the scope of federal preemption in the context of federal aviation regulations. In National Federation of the Blind v. United Airlines Inc. (No. 11-16240), the Court held that a class action alleging claims for violation of...
|Greasing the Wheels of Safety: NTSB Updates Regulations Governing Reports and Proceedings|
Lee C. Schmeer, Jonathan M. Stern; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
February 9, 2016, previously published on January 2016New regulations governing National Transportation Safety Board investigative hearings, meetings, reports and petitions for reconsideration are set to go into effect on January 25, 2016. In general, the new regulations streamline the organization of Part 845 by condensing and eliminating some...
|Cyprus Yacht Registration New Preferable Vat Treatment|
Demetra Constantinou; Kinanis LLC;
February 8, 2016, previously published on January 27, 2016On the 13th of March 2012, the Cyprus VAT Authority has launched a scheme making Cyprus one of the most attractive EU jurisdictions for yacht registration. According to this scheme, a Cyprus company can enter into a lease-sale agreement of a yacht with a third party, paying VAT only on a...
|Regulation of Drones|
Barbara G. Rivas; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
January 14, 2016, previously published on Autumn 2015These days, it is difficult to read or watch the news without seeing or hearing about unmanned aircraft systems, more commonly known as drones. Drones first crept into the national consciousness as military tactical devices, but now may be purchased easily at the store or online in various shapes...
|The Question of Registration of Five Trademarks is Sent Back to the Federal Court for Redetermination by a Different Federal Court Judge|
Adrian J. Howard, Beverley Moore, Chantal Saunders; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
December 9, 2015, previously published on December 3, 2015 The Court of Appeal has not agreed with either party on the appeal of a decision of the Federal Court (2014 FC 549) that was previously summarized the week of June 16, 2014, dealing with the registration of five trademarks, one of which was a word mark ASIA MILES.
|Registration System Coming for Drone Users|
Erik M. Dullea; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
November 27, 2015, previously published on November 11, 2015Announcing a registration system is in the works for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly known as drones, the federal government has essentially concluded the risks from these low-flying aircraft are so immediate and substantial that regulators do not have time to prepare comprehensive safety...
|Charter Flight Crashes in Akron, Ohio|
James R. Brauchle, Mary F. Schiavo; Motley Rice;
November 18, 2015, previously published on November 11, 2015A Hawker H25 private business jet crashed into a residential building in Akron, Ohio at approximately 3 pm ET on Tuesday, Nov. 10. Seven passengers and the two pilots were killed. The charter flight was operated by Execuflight, Inc., based in Southern Florida. All of the passengers were employees...
|Do Frequent Flier Miles Expire When You Do?|
Chambliss Bahner Stophel P.C.;
November 17, 2015, previously published on November 16, 2015Accumulated frequent flier miles can be valuable assets, but what happens to those miles after somene dies? Can a spouse or other heirs inherit them, or do the miles simply evaporate like a contrail?
|FAA Weighs in on Preemption in Product Liability Litigation|
David C. Dziengowski, William (Bill) D. Janicki; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
September 28, 2015, previously published on September 2015Courts across the county have long struggled with the scope of federal preemption in aviation safety and with how an aircraft type certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) affects aircraft product liability litigation.
|The FAA’s Drone Dilemma: The Need for Regulation vs. Liberal Licensing|
William (Bill) D. Janicki, Lee C. Schmeer; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
September 15, 2015, previously published on September 2015Perhaps no issue has drawn as much attention to the Federal Aviation Administration in recent months as its much anticipated final regulations for small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, expected in the early part of 2017. The FAA is faced with a difficult road ahead in this arena: it...