August 01, 2018 SUBSTANTIVE LAW

Mental Distress for Airline Lawyers: The Sixth Circuit’s Decision in Doe v. Etihad

By David M. Krueger

Reprinted with permission from Air & Space Lawyer, Summer 2018 (31:2) at 4-7, 22. ©2018 by the American Bar Association. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any or portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.

In Doe v. Etihad Airways, P.J.S.C., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit radically altered the scope of an air carrier’s liability under the Montreal Convention, the international treaty controlling an air carrier’s liability to passengers for damage to persons or property during international flight.1

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