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|Ninth Circuit Reverses Status Quo Injunction against Airline|
Douglas W. Hall; Ford & Harrison LLP;
June 15, 2015, previously published on June 9, 2015Executive Summary: In a unanimous decision, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a preliminary injunction arising out of an airline's alleged violation of the status quo provisions of the Railway Labor Act (RLA). Int'l Bhd. Of Teamsters, Airline Division v....
|OT Class Action Against Southwest Airlines Fails to Take Off|
Michelle Brauer Abidoye, David L. Cheng, Douglas W. Hall, Alexandria M. Witte; Ford & Harrison LLP;
May 26, 2015, previously published on May 21, 2015Executive Summary: Airlines achieved a major victory on May 19, 2015, with an order from the Central District of California granting Southwest Airlines Co.'s motion to dismiss in McKinley v. Southwest Airlines Co., United States District Court, Central District of California Case No....
|Unusual Landing Approach Questioned in Fatal Bloomington Plane Crash|
May 13, 2015, previously published on May 6, 2015Shortly after midnight on April 7, 2015, a Cessna 414A carrying seven men returning from the NCAA Final Four championship game in Indianapolis crashed into a field approximately two miles east of the Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington. Along with pilot Thomas Hileman, the...
|Insurance Coverage Considerations for Unmanned Aircraft Systems|
Tyrone R. Childress, Jeffrey J. Immel, Rebecca MacPherson; Jones Day;
May 13, 2015, previously published on April 2015On February 23, 2015, the Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") issued new proposed regulations for the operation and certification of small unmanned aircraft systems ("sUAS"), popularly referred to as "drones." Although the proposed rules do not require that sUAS...
WHEN IS A DEAL A “DONE DEAL” UNDER KENTUCKY’S
OR NOTHING” APPROACH TO CONTRACT FORMATION?
Michael J. Gartland; DelCotto Law Group PLLC;
May 12, 2015On October 9, 2014, the Litigation Department (consisting of the author and J. Wesley Harned, Esq.) of DelCotto Law Group PLLC knocked out JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (¿Chase¿) with respect to its $5.1 million counterclaim asserted against First Technology Capital, Inc. (¿FTC¿) and James L. Bates...
|Germanwings Plane Crash: CNN Aviation Analyst, Attorney Mary Schiavo discusses Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 crash in French Alps|
May 7, 2015, previously published on March 31, 2015On March 24, 2015, Germanwings Flight 4U 9525, a 24-year-old Airbus A320 operated by Germanwings and owned by Lufthansa, flying from Barcelona to Duesseldorf crashed approximately 52 minutes after takeoff near the remote towns of Barcelonnette and Digne-les-Bains in the French Alps. Upon...
|AC624 Crash Landing: Air Canada Flight 624 misses runway, injures 25 people|
May 7, 2015, previously published on March 30, 2015Air Canada Flight 624, an Airbus 320, landed short of the runway at Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Nova Scotia. The plane departed Toronto, Canada late Saturday, March 28, 2015, for Halifax.
|Win Some, Lose Some: Assumption of Risk Defense Fails for Sports Complex Owners; Claims Against Dome Seller Dismissed|
Harris Neal Feldman, Matthew J. Kelly; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
April 20, 2015, previously published on February 2015A plaintiff bringing product liability and premises liability claims against multiple defendants in an effort to cover all bases often leads to different legal defenses among classes of co-defendants and a scattered offense by plaintiff’s counsel and plaintiff’s liability expert. A...
|Drone Propellers Aren't the Only Things Buzzing as the FAA Releases Proposed Regulations for the Commercial Operation of Unmanned Aerial Systems|
Robert J. Williams; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
April 20, 2015, previously published on February 2015In a surprise move during Presidents’ Day weekend, the Federal Aviation Administration released long-awaited proposed regulations for the commercial operation of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The draft regulations prompted a collective sigh of relief by UAS advocates, as they are...
|Aircraft Mortgages and the English Conflict of Laws - Blue Sky One Revisited|
Sarah Dyke, Alexander Hewitt; Dentons Canada LLP;
April 16, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015As well as providing security, a key function of the mortgage is preventing the aircraft's deregistration from the civil aircraft register in the country from which it operates. To fulfil these functions, the mortgage should be registrable in that country and valid under the law a court enforcing...