Navigation Links
Aviation Law Expert Offers Guidance on How Families of Air France Flight 447 May Seek Compensation from Airline
Date:6/12/2009

San Mateo attorney Mike Danko provides explanation of Montreal Convention and how it governs airline liability in international flights.

San Mateo, CA (Lexis Nexis) June 12, 2009 -- The families of passengers on Air France Flight 447, which apparently broke apart over the Atlantic Ocean last week, will soon become familiar with an international treaty known as the Montreal Convention, according to Mike Danko, an experienced pilot and attorney who specializes in aviation law disputes.

The Montreal Convention is a treaty adopted in 1999 that amended important provisions of the Warsaw Convention's rules concerning compensation for the victims of air disasters. It protects passengers by introducing a two-tier liability system and by facilitating the swift recovery of proven damages without the need for lengthy litigation.

"Since the Air France flight was international, the Montreal Convention governs all of the claims that may be filed by family members of the passengers," said Danko, who has represented clients in a number of international and domestic aviation disasters. "Under the Convention, as long as a crash was caused by an accident, the airline is automatically liable, up to a point."

According to Danko, within 15 days of determining the identities of the passengers entitled to compensation, Air France must issue checks of $25,000 per passenger to cover the families' immediate economic needs. In addition, the airline is automatically responsible for a first tier of payments to all of the families currently equal to approximately $155,000.

"The second tier of the Montreal Convention
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Texas Aviation Services: Over 20 Years of Creating Flying Emergency Rooms for Airborne EMS Customers in US and Latin America
2. Air Methods Completes Acquisition of FSS Airholdings, Inc., Parent Company of CJ Systems Aviation Group, Inc.
3. OneBeacon Appoints Southern Marine & Aviation Inc.
4. Health Care Leaders Gather to Gain New Safety, Risk Management Insights From Aviation Industry Experts
5. DC policy panels on energy, environment, health care, aviation precede November election
6. Aviation Expert Addresses Flight Safety Concerns
7. Aviation Ventilation Expert Available to Speak About Swine Flu Spread on Airplanes
8. Airlines in Turbulence - Virus Outbreaks and their Impact on the Aviation Market
9. Umbilical cord clamping should be delayed, says expert
10. College Mental Health Expert and Sister of Student Who Died By Suicide Available to Discuss College Mental Health Issues
11. Expert on Emerging Infectious Zoonotic Diseases Joining K-State as a Regents Distinguished Professor
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/6/2015)... May 06, 2015 Edvance360 LMS-SN ... announced it won the Software & Information Industry ... in the "Best Postsecondary Learning Management Solution" category. ... has been finalists for this award seven years running, ... stands out in the industry. , "The honor ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... 2015 A quality built chicken coop condo with ... practical way to raise chickens on a pasture. By installing ... it will have a chicken tractor that stands up to being ... years, as it is able to flex to uneven ground without ... the land are fertilized, and it will help provide the chickens ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... (PRWEB) May 06, 2015 Chesapeake ... the state of Virginia to acquire Intuitive Surgical, ... robot. The system upgrade includes enhanced surgical technique ... invasive procedures across a wide spectrum of specialties. ... reduced pain and quicker recovery times. , “As ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... 2015 The Beryl Institute announces the ... Patient Experience Journal (PXJ), an international, open access, peer-reviewed ... and improving patient experience. The second volume of PXJ ... globally, helps align the voices engaged and provides the ... in association with The Beryl Institute, Volume 2, Issue ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... Colorado (PRWEB) May 06, 2015 Is ... success? , Next month the Centennial State will mark ... recreational cannabis sales to adults. And while Colorado’s legal ... growth during that time, it’s also facing some new ... state are currently facing shortages, especially in the wake ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Edvance360 Wins 2015 CODiE Award for Best LMS, Winning Twice and Maintaining Finalist Status for Seven Years Running 2Health News:Edvance360 Wins 2015 CODiE Award for Best LMS, Winning Twice and Maintaining Finalist Status for Seven Years Running 3Health News:Chicken Coop Condo Launches the Chicken Tractor 2Health News:Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Obtains First da Vinci® XI Robotic Surgical System in Virginia 2Health News:Chesapeake Regional Medical Center Obtains First da Vinci® XI Robotic Surgical System in Virginia 3Health News:Patient Experience Journal Releases Spring 2015 Issue 2Health News:As Colorado Faces Regional Shortages, Cannabis CEO Says Marijuana Will Eventually Be Traded like Any Other Commodity 2Health News:As Colorado Faces Regional Shortages, Cannabis CEO Says Marijuana Will Eventually Be Traded like Any Other Commodity 3
... men who don,t need treatment , MONDAY, April 19 ... prostate cancer test can help improve predictions about which ... The basic test measures blood levels of prostate-specific androgen ... the standard PSA test cannot distinguish between cancers that ...
... malaria, a form of the disease thought to be ... that the parasite is actually two similar but distinct ... to research published in The Journal of Infectious ... Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the Hospital for Tropical Diseases ...
... drug helps prevent noninvasive disease more and has fewer ... News) -- The latest results from a landmark, long-running ... breast cancer in postmenopausal women, although some differences are ... (Evista), originally an osteoporosis drug, was less effective at ...
... ... announces the release of their 2010 Spring All Occasions Greeting Cards Catalog. This year ... to you or to access the virtual edition, visit CardsDirect.com. , ... Plano, TX ((PRWEB) April 19, 2010 -- CardsDirect, ...
... the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of ... will help predict which patients are more likely to ... findings also shed light on the genetics that result ... Caucasians, the researchers said. In data presented April ...
... D.C. - The first lung cancer clinical trial to ... in tumor biopsies is a step toward personalized care ... study leaders reported today during the American Association for ... The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:New Test May Predict Prostate Cancer's Aggressiveness 2Health News:New Test May Predict Prostate Cancer's Aggressiveness 3Health News:Raloxifene, Tamoxifen Both Guard Against Breast Cancer 2Health News:Raloxifene, Tamoxifen Both Guard Against Breast Cancer 3Health News:CardsDirect 2010 Spring All Occasions Greeting Cards Catalog Released 2Health News:CardsDirect 2010 Spring All Occasions Greeting Cards Catalog Released 3Health News:UAB researchers find 4 biomarkers important in colorectal cancer treatment prognosis 2Health News:BATTLE links potential biomarkers to drugs for lung cancer 2Health News:BATTLE links potential biomarkers to drugs for lung cancer 3Health News:BATTLE links potential biomarkers to drugs for lung cancer 4
(Date:5/6/2015)... Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALXA ) ... 31, 2015.  The net loss and the loss from ... $13.0 million, respectively, compared to $10.7 million and $8.8 ... March 31, 2015, Alexza had consolidated cash, cash equivalents, ... "We continue to focus on ways in which ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... May 6, 2015 /CNW/ - Celebrities, bloggers and influencers across ... to spread the important message that melanoma prevention begins with ... Maria Sharapova , Hilary Duff , and parenting author ... out to their networks on Monday to share this poignant ... The David Cornfield Melanoma Fund (DCMF)-producers ...
(Date:5/6/2015)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2qs6vr/cannulas_market ... "Cannulas Market by Product (Nasal, Arterial, Arthroscopy, Ophthalmic, ... (Plastic, Metal) & End Users (Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical ... to their offering. The global cannulas ... of 5.6% from 2015 to 2020 to reach ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Alexza Reports 2015 First Quarter Financial Results 2Alexza Reports 2015 First Quarter Financial Results 3Alexza Reports 2015 First Quarter Financial Results 4Alexza Reports 2015 First Quarter Financial Results 5Alexza Reports 2015 First Quarter Financial Results 6Alexza Reports 2015 First Quarter Financial Results 7Alexza Reports 2015 First Quarter Financial Results 8Alexza Reports 2015 First Quarter Financial Results 9Alexza Reports 2015 First Quarter Financial Results 10Celebrities Tweet Their Support of Melanoma Awareness Month and #newfamilyrule 2Global Cannulas Market 2015 - Forecasts to 2020 with Medtronic, Edward Lifesciences, Terumo, Sorin & Maquet Holding B.V. & Co. Dominating 2Global Cannulas Market 2015 - Forecasts to 2020 with Medtronic, Edward Lifesciences, Terumo, Sorin & Maquet Holding B.V. & Co. Dominating 3
... optimize the accuracy and precision of Finnpipettes. ... widely recognized by customers throughout the world. ... the years and now covers a full ... filter tips, certified pure tips, stepper tips ...
MBP's 200 L large orifice tip is perfect for handling fragile cells, viscous samples and genomic....
Designed to fit the Brinkmann Tranferpette and Treff Multi-Channel 300 L Pipettors, this tip provides extra space for repeat pipetting....
... an immunometric ('sandwich') EIA for the ... serum or plasma. LH in the ... anti-LH antibodies directed at different epitopes. ... particles and the other is labelled ...
Medicine Products: