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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 04:06
Shortly before midday on 19 June 2009 the plaintiff tripped over the corner of a raised timber platform in the lobby area of the Manly Pacific Hotel. As a result he suffered injuries to his neck, right shoulder and back. That relatively dark timber platform was a permanent structure in the hotel...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 05:41
In a unanimous, per curiam ruling, a three-judge panel largely upheld the block on President Trump’s revided Travel Ban keeping people from six majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States for 90 days. The judges pointed out that although the Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”)...
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 05:22
The High Court held that a hotel guest who had opened his bedroom window to smoke illegally and who fell out of the window [rather than jumping out as had been alleged after a row with his girlfriend] lost his claim for compensation.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 06:19
According to an article published on "Lexology", on May 25, 2017  the Brazilian Supreme Federal Tribunal has passed a judgement which acknowledges the application of the Montreal Convention in international air transport cases. Although Brazil is party to the Warsaw and the Montreal Convention...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 11:27
In 2014 the Asociación Profesional Elite Taxi (‘Elite Taxi’), a professional organisation representing taxi drivers in the city of Barcelona, brought an action before Commercial Court No 3 in Barcelona asking the court, inter alia, to impose penalties on the Spanish company Uber Systems Spain SL...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 11:49
The plaintiff had booked a holiday package to the U.S. organized by the defendant. She was supposed to travel to the U.S. together with her husband and her daughter on May 19, 2013. In January 2013 she applied for new passports for her daughter and herself which were issued and sent to her...
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 05:38
The IFTTA Law Review 1-2017 contains a Message of the President by Marc McDonald, an article on hotel liabilty in personals injury cases by Arie Odinocki, George Nathanael and Hilary Wise and a report on the 6th IFTTA North America Conference by Doug Crozier. It is now available as pdf in the...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 11:31
In case of cancellation of a flight, according to Article 5 of Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 the carrier shall be exempt from the obligation to pay compensation if the passengers were informed of the cancellation at least two weeks before the scheduled time of departure.
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 05:16
In a highly anticipated judgement, the CJEU held  today that a collision between an aircraft and a bird, as well as any damage caused by that collision, are not intrinsically linked to the operating system of the aircraft, with the result that such a collision is not by  its nature or origin...
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 06:10
Article 23 of Reg. (EC) No 1008/2008 provides that with regard to air fares and air rates available to the general public, the final price to be paid shall at all times be indicated and shall include the applicable air fare or air rate as well as all applicable taxes, and charges, surcharges and...

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