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Airlines’ Challenge of Ad Rule Hits End of Runway at US Supreme Court

On April 1, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge by three U.S. airlines to DOT’s rule requiring that all fees and taxes be included in advertised airfares.  The “rule” is actually DOT’s most recent interpretation of

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DOT May Prohibit Some Alitalia Flights due to Italy’s Airport User Fees

For many years U.S. air carriers have argued that Italy’s two-tiered airport user fees are discriminatory.  Italy’s airports charge lower landing and take-off fees for intra-EU flights, while fees for extra-EU flights (those going to or from Italy via a

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Cozen Aviation Lawyers Author Summary of U.S. Aviation Law

Cozen O’Connor aviation attorneys Mark Atwood and Allan Mendelsohn were selected by the Global Legal Group to provide an overview of U.S. aviation law in the International Comparative Legal Guide to Aviation Law 2013. The Global Legal Group (GLG) publishes

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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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