July 21, 2014
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A spokesperson for the Dutch Public Prosecutor said Monday that their office has opened a war crimes investigation into last week's crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17 in Ukraine. Prosecutors are investigating allegations of murder, war crimes and intentionally downing an airliner, and a ...[read more]
April 2, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Supreme Court ruled Wednesday In Northwest Inc. v. Ginsberg that federal aviation law preempts a state law claim for breach of contract. Rabbi Binyomin Ginsberg sued Northwest Airlines for breach of implied covenant of good faith in dealing under Minnesota state contract law after the ...[read more]
March 11, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday filed a response to public comments in defense of the December antitrust settlement that allowed the merger of American Airlines and US Airways Group Inc, forming American Airlines Group, Inc. The 51-page report, filed in the US District Court for the ...[read more]
January 27, 2014
by Addison Morris
The US Supreme Court on Monday ruled unanimously to overturn a defamation judgment in Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper, in which a pilot sued the airline for reporting him as a security threat and calling him "mentally unstable." At issue in this case was the Aviation and Transportation ...[read more]
January 18, 2014
by Endia Vereen
JURIST Guest Columnist Laura Gallagher, University of California, Davis School of Law Class of 2014, discusses the complexity resulting from the American Airlines-US Airways merger and argues that the nature of the airline industry makes it desirable for large airlines to merge without raising ...[read more]
December 30, 2013
by Arjun Mishra
12/07/2013: Supreme Court justice denied application staying airline merger. 11/12/2013: American Airlines, US Airways settled DOJ antitrust suit. 08/13/2013: US antitrust officials challenged airline merger. 06/17/2013: Supreme Court ruled pay-to-delay settlements not immune from antitrust ...[read more]
December 30, 2013
by Kyle Webster
The American Airlines and US Airways merger to form the new American Airlines was first announced on February 14, 2013. Talks of this merger, which would form the largest airline in the United States, came on the heals of American Airlines pulling itself out of bankruptcy. The original plan called ...[read more]
December 30, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
Following the Wright brothers' successful first flight in 1903, business took to the skies. Some early companies, such as All American Aviation, provided mail courier service for specific regions of the US. All American Aviation, which would later become US Airways, was founded in 1939 as a ...[read more]
December 30, 2013
by Michael Roberts
Since the presidency of Theodore Roosevelt, antitrust efforts have played a major role in fostering corporate competition and preventing monopolies. Using a base of law set out by the Sherman Act, Clayton Act and Federal Trade Commission Act, government agencies work to protect consumers from ...[read more]
December 9, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper the court heard arguments on "Whether Aviation and Transportation Security Act (ATSA) immunity may be denied without a determination that the air carrier's disclosure was materially false." The ...[read more]

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