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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
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A Simple Case Of Statutory Interpretation: The FAA Lacks Authority To Require Model Aircraft Operators To Register
On Friday, May 19, 2017, a federal appellate court struck down an integral part of the FAA's attempt to safely monitor and integrate small unmanned aerial systems ("sUAS") into the national airspace.
United States
31 May 2017
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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
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Drones: FAA Issues Long-Awaited Final Rule For Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
On Tuesday, June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration issued Part 107, the Final Rule for Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
United States
30 Jun 2016
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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
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FAA Announces Drone Registration, But Legal Challenges Loom
On December 14, 2015, the FAA issued the much-anticipated "Registration and Marking Requirements for Small Unmanned Aircraft Interim Final Rule."
United States
31 Dec 2015
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Task Force Makes Drone Registration Recommendations Expected To Be Adopted By The FAA, But On What Authority?
The Final Report is particularly timely, as somewhere between 500,000 to 1 million drones (nearly all of which will be sUAS) are expected to be sold in the United States over the upcoming holiday season.
United States
8 Dec 2015
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The FAA (Re)Acts: Drone Registration, A Federal Task Force, And Hefty Fines
On October 19, 2015, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced a plan to require unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV or "drone") users to register their UAVs with the FAA.
United States
11 Nov 2015
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Friendly Skies In California After Governor Brown Vetoes Drone Restrictions, Federal Response Uncertain
Iconic California tech companies are helping to pioneer the drone revolution. For over a year, Google's advanced-research arm, Google X, has been testing its Project Wing aircraft...
United States
21 Oct 2015
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Drones: FAA Announces Pathfinder Program To Explore BVLOS And Urban Drone Operations
The FAA's regulatory actions on unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS") are accelerating, making it more important than ever for those in the industry to keep their eyes on Washington.
United States
27 May 2015
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Drones: Much Anticipated Small UAS Notice Of Proposed Rulemaking Released By FAA
Over the weekend the FAA issued a much-anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for small UAS—i.e., drones weighing less than 55 pounds.
United States
19 Feb 2015
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Drones: Why You Should Start Thinking Now About The Anticipated UAS Regulations
FAA rulemaking for drones was mandated by Congress as part of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012.
United States
27 Oct 2014
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Drones: The FAA Grants Hollywood The First Regulatory Exemptions Permitting The Commercial Use Of UAS
The Federal Aviation Administration granted six aerial photo and video companies exemptions from FAA regulations.
United States
10 Oct 2014
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Drones: When, Why, And How Will The FAA Investigate Unauthorized UAS Use?
The FAA published its National Policy Notice concerning drones, titled "Education, Compliance, and Enforcement of Unauthorized Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operators."
United States
4 Aug 2014
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Drones: Hollywood’s Requests For Regulatory Exemptions From The FAA Could Get UAS For Commercial Use Off The Ground
The lack of certainty regarding the regulation of unmanned aircraft systems is prompting companies to seek creative ways to get their drones off the ground.
United States
9 Jun 2014
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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
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Unruly Passengers Beware: ICAO Delivers Montreal Protocol 2014 To Enhance Enforcement Measures Against Unruly Passengers
This month the International Civil Aviation Organization officially adopted a Protocol to amend the Tokyo Convention on offenses committed on aircrafts.
United States
2 May 2014
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Ventress III Provides Another Tool For Airlines: Ninth Circuit Says Federal Aviation Act Preempts Pilot’s State Law Employment Claims
State law claims for retaliation and constructive termination are preempted under the Act when they require "the fact finder to intrude upon aviation safety".
United States
7 Apr 2014
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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
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SCOTUS: Airlines Are Entitled To Immunity Under The Aviation And Transportation Security Act Unless Statements Are Materially False
Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its decision in "Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper",holding that immunity for an air carrier under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act, may not be denied without a determination that a statement by the carrier was materially false.
United States
3 Feb 2014
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