Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Jury Verdict and Denies Plaintiffs’ Motion for New Trial

April 30, 2020 | Client Bulletins By: Anthony U. Battista, Lisa B. Heller, Harrison D. Squires On April 27, 2020, a three-judge panel for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit affirmed the District Court’s denial of Plaintiffs’ motion for a new trial.1  Plaintiff Fanny Quevedo, was seriously injured during a severe turbulence […]

Anthony U. BattistaPartner, Condon & Forsyth LLP

An Overview of Federal Law Governing the Carriage of Passengers Who May Have a Communicable Disease on International Flights

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization designated the outbreak of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus, as a pandemic.  As communities implement measures to prevent the spread of the virus, air carriers seek to identify the measures they are permitted to take in the event a passenger suspected of having the virus attempts to […]

Bartholomew J. BaninoPartner, Condon & Forsyth LLP

Condon & Forsyth Announcement

The Partners of Condon & Forsyth LLP are pleased to announce that Andrew Johnson has been elected Partner in the firm effective January 1, 2020. Andrew represents international airlines, aviation manufacturers, airport service providers, and their insurers in complex litigation. Andrew has handled a wide variety of matters, including business, commercial, product liability, mass tort, bad faith […]

Bartholomew J. BaninoPartner, Condon & Forsyth LLP

Court of Appeals Affirms FNC Dismissal of MH370 Litigation

On January 10, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed the dismissal of U.S. litigation arising out of the March 8, 2014 disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370.1 The MH370 litigation, which encompassed 40 separate actions that had been consolidated by the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict litigation, had been dismissed on […]

Bartholomew J. BaninoPartner, Condon & Forsyth LLP

Montreal Convention Liability Limits Increase

The Montreal Convention of 1999, which governs the liability between air carriers and passengers and shippers, includes specific limitations of liability for recovery in cases involving injuries or death of passengers, delay of passengers or cargo, and damage or loss of cargo or baggage. The Convention includes a provision requiring that the limits of liability […]

Bartholomew J. BaninoPartner, Condon & Forsyth LLP

California Federal Court Dismisses Claims Under EU 261

As discussed in our September Bulletin, a Canadian company has filed a number of lawsuits on behalf of passengers in the Small Claims courts of California and Ontario against various air carriers for damages pursuant to EU 261, a regulation of the European Union which provides a flat rate of compensation for passengers who experience a […]

Bartholomew J. BaninoPartner, Condon & Forsyth LLP

PURCHASES AND DEFENCE INDUSTRY

When it comes to purchases, everything is pretty clear. Only our greatest ally counts and nobody else. Well, maybe the one to whom our largest ally will entrust subcontracting, or the lessor of Ubotwaffe, because beyond the great water conventional submarines are not produced. Suppliers from the Holy Land will possibly supply equipment for wiretapping, […]

Jaroslaw KrukManaging Partner, KW KRUK AND PARTNERS LAW FIRM LP

NEW COMMERCIAL COMPANY IN 2020

In connection with the amendment of the Polish Commercial Companies Code from March 01, 2020, a new capital company – Simple Joint Stock Company, pol. Prosta Spółka Akcyjna (PSA) will appear in the Polish legal system. It will combine traits of Limited Liability Company (pol. Spółka z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością) and Joint Stock Company (pol. Spółka […]

Jaroslaw KrukManaging Partner, KW KRUK AND PARTNERS LAW FIRM LP

HARMONIZING OF THE PROCEDURE FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF CUSTOMS DUTIES

The Ministry of Finance is preparing a draft of an amendment to the customs legislation and other laws with the aim of eliminating dualism and harmonizing the procedure for the assessment of import duties. The proposed legal solution is intended to enable a single procedure and a single decision to be taken on import-related matters, […]

Jaroslaw KrukManaging Partner, KW KRUK AND PARTNERS LAW FIRM LP

Doing Business in Poland 2019

This guide was created to provide foreign investors with basic information on the possibilities of doing business in Poland. In addition to general information about the Polish economy, the guide also includes information on legal bases, regulatory issues and forms of conducting business in Poland, as well as information on taxes, accounting and labour law […]

Jaroslaw KrukManaging Partner, KW KRUK AND PARTNERS LAW FIRM LP

Air Carriers Are Defeating Lawsuits Filed by A Corporation Seeking Compensation on Behalf of Passengers under EU 261

Pursuant to a regulation of the European Union known as EU 261,1 a passenger who experiences a flight delay or cancellation when traveling to or from Europe may receive a flat rate of compensation depending upon the distance of the journey or the amount of the ticket.  Within Europe, where EC 261 applies and is enforced, […]

Bartholomew J. BaninoPartner, Condon & Forsyth LLP