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The Montreal Convention: Principles of Liability for Personal Injuries on International Flights

1h 2m

Created on November 07, 2017




This program will review the basic principles of liability for personal injury or death of a passenger on an international flight under the Montreal Convention. Christopher B. Kende, Member at Cozen O'Connor, will provide a chronological overview of the various treaties and private agreements involving international air carrier liability, and will review the requirements for liability, periods during which the conventions apply, damages, and potential defenses to liability. He will also walk through many of the important items of consideration when bringing an action, such as jurisdiction and limitation of actions. Finally, Kende will share his own insights on how to best protect your clients when litigating a Montreal Convention claim.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Familiarize yourself with the history of treaties governing international air carrier liability
  2. Identify the requirements for liability under the Montreal Convention
  3. Explore the history and intent of the Montreal Convention, and gain an in-depth understanding of its many intricacies, including definitions, common interpretations, jurisdictional limitations, damages, and defenses

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