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Old Republic – Personal Jurisdiction Trending Defendant Friendly
In a recent decision regarding the scope of personal jurisdiction, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals extended the recent trend of limiting the reach of personal jurisdiction over out-of-state defendants.
United States
28 Dec 2017
In A Victory For The "Drone Slayer," Federal Judge Rejects Pilot's Attempt To Create Federal Question Jurisdiction
On March 21, 2017, a federal judge in the Western District of Kentucky dismissed a lawsuit brought by a drone pilot, David Boggs, against the "Drone Slayer" William Merideth...
United States
6 Apr 2017
Third Circuit Limits Federal Aviation Act Preemption For Product Liability Claims
In a departure from a string of cases supporting field preemption of state-law aviation product liability claims under certain circumstances by the Federal Aviation Act (FAAct), the Third Circuit recently held that the FAAct does not categorically preempt such claims.
United States
27 Apr 2016
Drones: A Bird’s-Eye View Of The (Non-Privacy) Legal Landscape For UAS
A recent near midair collision between U.S. Airways Flight 4650 and a drone has (deservedly) sparked a flurry of commentary regarding safe drone operation.
United States
23 May 2014
Narayanan v. British Airways: Ninth Circuit Says The Montreal Convention’s Statute Of Limitations May Begin To Run Before Claim Accrues
On March 19, 2014, the Ninth Circuit issued its ruling in Narayanan v. British Airways, No. 11-55870, holding that the two-year statute of limitations set forth in Article 35(1) of the Montreal Convention begins to run when an aircraft arrives (or ought to have arrived) at its destination, even if the claim to which the statute is being applied has not yet accrued at that time.
United States
27 Mar 2014
New Year, New Ways To Fight The FNC Battle In Illinois Fennell v. Illinois Central Railroad Co.
A recent Illinois Supreme Court case represents an encouraging turn for aviation defendants in a state where it has been nearly impossible to achieve dismissal on forum non conveniens grounds in foreign aviation accident cases.
United States
16 Jan 2013
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