January 26, 2018

New ABA book a must-read for aviation litigators and experts

CHICAGO, January 26, 2018 —  A new American Bar Association book titled, “A Handbook on Aviation Law,” covers a broad spectrum of real-life, aviation-liability cases with relevant legal principles.

From hot coffee spills on board the aircraft to major commercial airline crashes, this handbook addresses a variety of cases involving both domestic and international flights.

One-third of the book is devoted to the Warsaw and Montreal Conventions, the two prominent, international treaties that govern compensation for passenger injury, delay and lost or damaged luggage or cargo. The treaties provide the legal framework for compensation to passengers who are injured while traveling internationally.

The book is replete with provocative accident accounts and liability outcomes of cases involving acts of terrorism, flight cancellation and delay, deep vein thrombosis and communicable diseases.  

Topics include:

  • Montreal and Warsaw Conventions
  • Airport security
  • Accidents and attacks
  • Discrimination
  • Product liability issues
  • Emotional support animals
  • Drones
  • Communicable diseases

Title:                “A Handbook on Aviation Law”
Publisher:        ABA  Section of Litigation/First Chair Press
Pages:             191
Product Code: 5310459
ISBN:               978-1-63425-953-8
Size:                6 x 9 paperback
Price:               $89.95
Orders:            800-285-2221 or  shop.americanbar.org

Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an email to Chad Johannes at Chad.Johannes@americanbar.org. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Chad Johannes, ABA Section of Litigation, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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