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Litigating the Aviation Case, Fourth Edition, August 2006

Paul A. Lange contributed to the American Bar Association book Litigating the Aviation Case, authoring Chapter 6: “Emergency Response and NTSB Form 6120.1: At the Intersection of Tort, Coverage, and Regulatory Litigation”, published August 2017. Emergency Response Plans (ERP) and Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) principles are addressed, helping avoid inconsistencies and unintended tort, insurance coverage, […]

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Aviation International News, June 2016 Issue – Aircraft Insurance

Paul A. Lange, Esq. was quoted in the June 2016 issue of Aviation International News on the current state of the aircraft insurance industry where FAA voluntary disclosure programsĀ are concerned. “Not only can the FAA revoke protection under certain circumstances, but the information gathered through these programs can be used by other federal or state […]

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What Happens When An FBO Cannot Select Its Own Fuel Provider?

By Paul M. Grocki, Esq. “If an airport sponsor forces a fuel provider on an FBO, the affected FBO can file a formal complaint against the sponsor pursuant to 14 C.F.R. Part 16. Complaints pursuant to Part 16 follow a process similar to traditional litigation in a civil court setting. Part 16 proceedings have strict […]

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Examining Consequences and Issues Stemming from the FAA’s Implementation of Aircraft Re-Registration and Expiration Regulations that are Just Now Beginning to Develop through Litigation

By Paul M. Grocki, Esq. It is well known that the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (“Act”) was repealed, amended, and re-codified in 1994 by the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act (“Recodification”). Since the Recodification, there has been a litany of litigation over whether the meaning and substance of certain provisions of the Act remain […]

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Subleasing Considerations for FBO Operators

By: Megan E. Bryson, Esq. and Alison L. Squiccimarro, Esq. In the earlier articles in this series, we discussed some of the more common grant assurances that are disputed as between airport sponsors and tenants; preserving your own documents and evidence, as well as seeking out evidence from your adversaries; and the legal remedies available […]

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Environmental Considerations for FBO Operators

By: Paul A. Lange, Esq. and Sydney L. Macca, Esq. Environmental issues relating to fuel contamination have become an increasingly important issue for FBOs when leasing space at an airport. Airport lease agreements, more often than not, include a clause stating the FBO is solely responsible and fully liable for any and all fuel leaks […]

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4 Steps to Managing Employees’ Social Media Presence

By: Paul A. Lange, Esq. and Alison L. McKay, Esq. Social media sites are ripe with casual but potentially explosive comments by individuals discussing their glee over promotions, “fun” at the expense of someone else (you or your company), and other useful tidbits which can support your claim of wrongdoing. The purpose of this article […]

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Is Your Company at Risk for AIR 21 Claims?

By Alison L. Squiccimarro, Esq. and Paul A. Lange, Esq. “Federal law prohibits air carriers, their contractors and subcontractors from retaliating against employees providing air safety information. See 49 U.S.C. Ā§ 42121, Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR 21). In 2013 the United State Department of Labor received […]

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