Monthly Archives: March 2012

Airline Required To Provide Care for Passenger Stranded by Eruption of Volcano, European Court of Justice Says

When Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted in April 2010, many air passengers were stranded all over Europe.  Denise McDonagh was one of those air passengers.  On March 22, 2012, in Denise McDonagh v Ryanair Case C-12/11, Advocate General Yves Bot of the Court of Justice for the European … Continue reading

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California Appellate Court Decides that State Tort Law Is not Pre-Empted by Non-Mandatory Federal Standards

The Court of Appeal of California, Second District decided on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, that state tort law is not pre-empted by non-mandatory federal standards.  In deciding the case of Sierra Pacific Holdings, Inc. v. The County of Ventura, No.B232307 … Continue reading

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Government Accountability Office Issues New Report Concerning FAA’s Opportunity to Enhance Safety and Improve Oversight of Initial Pilot Training

The General Accountability Office (GAO) issued a new report today, March 20, 2012, entitled FAA Has An Opportunity to Enhance Safety and Improve Oversight of Initial Pilot Training.  Over the past few years, regional airlines have experienced six fatal commercial airline accidents, accounting for … Continue reading

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