airline liability News

Is the Aviation Insurance Market Ready for a COVID-19 Vaccine?

As the development, and possible mass production, of COVID-19 (C-19) vaccines gather speed, the transportation and logistics industry will need to turn its attention to how the product can be safely and efficiently distributed. Recent figures from the International Air …

Passenger Sues United Airlines Over Refusal to Refund Airfare Despite U.S. Order

United Airlines Holdings Inc. was sued by a passenger for refusing to issue refunds for canceled flights, three days after U.S. regulators ordered airlines to reimburse customers. The passenger, Jacob Rudolph, filed the suit in federal court in Chicago on …

Airlines Liable for Hot Drink Burns During Flights, EU Court Rules

Airlines are liable for a hot drink accidentally spilled and hurting a passenger, the European Union’s top court said in a dispute involving a carrier founded by the late-Formula One motor-racing champion Niki Lauda. “An airline is liable for the …

U.S. Court Rules Airport Screeners Can Be Sued

A federal appeals court on Friday handed a victory to travelers who object to invasive screenings at U.S. airport security checkpoints, saying screeners are not absolutely immune from lawsuits accusing them of abusive conduct. In a 9-4 decision, the 3rd …

Judge Nixes U.S. Suit Against Malaysia Airlines, Insurer Allianz Over Plane Disappearance

A U.S. judge has dismissed nationwide litigation over the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in which victims’ families sought to hold the carrier, its insurer Allianz SE and Boeing Co. liable for the still-unexplained disaster. U.S. District Judge Ketanji …

How Airlines Handle Medical Emergencies While in Flight

In May 2016, Lewis Christman was flying from Chicago to Rome when he suffered a bout of acute pancreatitis. He curled into a fetal position on the floor. He spent the next seven hours in agony while the plane flew …

Passenger Sues Southwest Airlines, Engine Manufacturers Over Fatal Explosion

A lawsuit against Southwest Airlines Co. has been filed by a passenger who was flying on last week’s flight 1380, in which an engine exploded and one person was killed. The lawsuit claims that since the accident, the passenger, Lilia …

United Airlines Settles with Passenger Dragged from Plane

United Airlines said it has reached a settlement with Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was dragged from a Chicago flight on April 9 because he did not want to surrender his seat. Video of the violent incident was viewed …

JetBlue: No Way to Prevent Pilot’s Meltdown

JetBlue Airways Corp. believes it had no way to know it should have grounded a former pilot before his midair meltdown forced an emergency landing, and that his $14.9 million damages lawsuit should be dismissed. “There is absolutely nothing JetBlue …

Florida Woman Sues Airline Over Rough Landing

A Tampa-area woman has sued US Airways, saying she was injured after a rough landing at Tampa International Airport. Nancy Linker, who is 48, said in the lawsuit that she was hospitalized after the front tires of US Airways Flight …