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French High Court Rules That Forum Non Conveniens Doesn’t Apply in U.S. Air Crash Suit

On December 7, 2011, the French high court, the Cour de Cassation, ruled that a United States District Court could not use the doctrine of forum non conveniens under Article 33 of the 1999 Montreal Convention to transfer to Martinique

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Choice of Law Under the Montreal Convention

The concept of “Choice of Law” may best be explained through the use of a hypothetical.Consider the following fictitious event:There is a flight from Djibouti to Paris with an ultimate destination of Stuttgart, Germany.During the flight, a passenger assaults another

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