American Conference Institute: Aviation Claims & Litigation
7th National Forum on Defending and Managing
Elizabeth O'Neill from the Atlanta office will be speaking at American Conference Institute's 7th National Forum on Defending and Managing Aviation Claims & Litigation. The conference will be June 1-2, 2015 at the Carlton Hotel in New York, NY.
Elizabeth is part of a panel discussing the topic: "Incorporating the Latest Case Law (Including the Colgan Decision) and Statutes Related to Preemption Into Your Litigation Strategy, Determining the Appropriate Standard of Care, and Interpreting the Supreme Court’s Recent Decision (Daimler AG v. Bauman) on General Jurisdiction."
- Recent developments and court decisions on the scope of preemption in aviation claims
- The latest on the Colgan court decision
- Examining the application of federal preemption law to claims involving:
- Type Certified Aircraft
- FAA-Licensed Pilots
- A&P Mechanics
- Determining whether to challenge a state law claim on the basis of preemption
- How does preemption impact claims involving:
- Baggage fees
- Incidents occurring on the tarmac, boarding the plane, or at the gate
- What standard of care applies for federal preemption for domestic flights? What does the federal standard of care mean?
- Does violation of federal regulation mean it is governed by the Federal Aviation Act? How have the courts held?
- FAA’s initial touch certification regarding a design it deems safe and air worthy
- Can juries second guess the FAA’s decision?
- Determining jurisdiction based on a company’s principal place of business or incorporation
- Interpreting the Supreme Court’s decision in Daimler AG v. Bauman
- Finding of no general jurisdiction despite continued and systematic contact
- Interpreting the court’s decision in Ali v. Beechcraft
- Denying jurisdiction based on subsidiary contacts