Flybe fined for sending 3.3 million unwanted emails – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2017 in advertising, airlines, consent, data protection, electronic mail, fines, news by tracey

‘The airline Flybe has been fined £70,000 for sending more than 3.3 million marketing emails to people who had opted out of receiving them.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2017

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Bringing defamation case may have done company more harm than good, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

Posted December 20th, 2016 in airlines, damages, defamation, news by sally

‘An aircraft charter company has recorded a “pyrrhic victory” in winning £10 in damages for defamatory comments made about the health of its finances by a rival aviation business, an expert has said.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 19th December 2016

Source: www.out-law.com

Serious Fraud Office starts Airbus inquiry – The Guardian

Posted August 8th, 2016 in aircraft, airlines, bribery, consultations, corruption, fraud, inquiries, news by sally

‘The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has confirmed that it has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption in the commercial airline business of Airbus, the defence and aviation firm. The investigation into potential criminal dealings in the sale of commercial planes was launched in July but revealed at the weekend by the European manufacturer.’

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The Guardian, 7th August 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Court penalises party that failed to entertain settlement attempts – Litigation Futures

Posted June 22nd, 2016 in airlines, compensation, costs, news by sally

‘A defendant that “resisted all early attempts at discussion or negotiation” has become the latest to have its conduct penalised in costs.’

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Litigation Futures, 22nd June 2016

Source: www.litigationfutures.co.uk

Airlines criticised over payouts for damaged wheelchairs – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2016 in airlines, compensation, damages, disabled persons, equality, news by sally

‘Britain’s equality watchdog has criticised British airlines and British Airways (BA) in particular – for their treatment of disabled customers as legal action is taken by an actor over alleged damage to her wheelchair.’

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The Guardian. 13th June 2016

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Infants in Arms – Do babies pay their way? – 4 KBW

Posted April 26th, 2016 in airlines, children, competition, EC law, news, regulations by sally

‘In two recent decisions, the County Court at Liverpool has held that infants carried in the arms of another passenger were not themselves fare-paying passengers, but had in fact travelled for free. As a consequence, the infants were not eligible for the fixed compensation available to fare-paying passengers under the Regulation (EC) No. 261/2004 (“the Regulation”).’

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4 KBW, 22nd April 2016

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A bolt out of the blue – another winning strike for delayed flight claimants – No. 5 Chambers

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in airlines, appeals, compensation, delay, news, regulations by sally

‘In January, there was yet another twist in the plot of the ever-developing law regarding delayed flights. This time it came from Her Honour Judge Melissa Clarke, sitting at Luton County Court, in the matter of Evans v Monarch Airlines.’

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No. 5 Chambers, 16th March 2016

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British Airways pays pilot Simon Wood Africa abuse victims – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2016 in airlines, child abuse, compensation, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘British Airways has agreed to pay an undisclosed amount of money to children who were sexually abused by one of its pilots in East Africa.’

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BBC News, 4th March 2016

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Air freight damages claim struck out as “irresponsible” and lacking in authority – Zenith Chambers

Posted November 12th, 2015 in abuse of process, airlines, class actions, damages, news, striking out by sally

‘The High Court has struck out claims against British Airways for damages allegedly arising from the air freight cartel on the basis of lack of authority. The claim was issued on behalf of 64,697 claimants, all members of the Chinese Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC), an organisation that issues certificates of origin when goods are exported from China.’

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Zenith Chambers, 2nd November 2015

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High Court throws out 65,000 ‘highly irresponsible’ price-fixing claims – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 29th, 2015 in abuse of process, airlines, appeals, class actions, news, price fixing, striking out by sally

‘The High Court has thrown out almost 65,000 claims brought on behalf of Chinese businesses after finding the firm acting had no authority to do so.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 27th October 2015

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Ex-BA flight attendant sues G4S after witnessing death of Jimmy Mubenga – The Guardian

Posted October 1st, 2015 in airlines, news, post-traumatic stress disorder, unlawful killing, witnesses by sally

‘A former British Airways flight attendant is suing G4S for more than £100,000 after witnessing the death of Jimmy Mubenga, a deportee who suffocated while being restrained by security guards employed by the firm.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judge withdraws from BA case after airline loses his luggage – The Guardian

Posted September 22nd, 2015 in airlines, judges, news, professional conduct, recusal, trials by sally

‘A judiciary watchdog is investigating a high court judge who complained about his luggage going astray on a flight booked with British Airways while he was overseeing a case involving the airline.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2015

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

UK airline regulator to force Ryanair to pay flight delay compensation – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2015 in airlines, compensation, delay, news by tracey

‘Britain’s aviation regulator has begun enforcement action against Ryanair to make the budget airline pay compensation to thousands of delayed passengers in the wake of a European court judgment.’

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The Guardian, 18th September 2015

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Half a million missing out on flight delay compensation – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 10th, 2015 in airlines, airports, compensation, delay, EC law, news, statistics by sally

‘Passengers more than three hours late to their destination can claim up to £420, but more than 500,000 have failed to do so over the past year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th August 2015

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Yes, m’lud, an airline losing your luggage is awful – so is raising the issue in court – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2015 in abuse of position of trust, airlines, competition, judges, news by sally

‘Justice Peter Smith raised the matter of his own lost luggage 33 times in a British Airways competition case. If all judges did this, some companies would never get a fair hearing.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2015

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The High Court judge, the £3bn airline case and the mystery of his lost luggage – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 28th, 2015 in airlines, bias, judges, news, recusal by sally

‘Prominent High Court judge removes himself from £3 billion case involving BA after asking airline’s legal team: “What happened to my luggage?”‘
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Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2015

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Air steward jailed for five years over smuggling fake passports in underwear – The Guardian

‘An airline steward who tried to smuggle fake passports by hiding them in a pair of specially adapted underpants has been jailed for five years.’
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The Guardian, 19th May 2015

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The Trustees of the Olympic Airlines SA Pension and Life Assurance Scheme (Appellant) v Olympic Airlines SA (Respondent) – Supreme Court

Posted April 30th, 2015 in airlines, appeals, compensation, insolvency, law reports, pensions, Supreme Court by sally

The Trustees of the Olympic Airlines SA Pension and Life Assurance Scheme (Appellant) v Olympic Airlines SA (Respondent) [2015] UKSC 27 (YouTube)

Supreme Court, 29th April 2015

Source: www.youtube.com/user/UKSupremeCourt

Airlines face court threat over customer services – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2015 in airlines, compensation, consumer protection, delay, news by sally

‘Three airlines are facing legal action over complaints about how they handle passengers hit by flight disruptions.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2015

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ryanair says it will fight on after Court of Appeal defeat – Zenith Chambers

Posted March 18th, 2015 in airlines, appeals, competition, mergers, news, tribunals by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has rejected Ryanair’s contention that the Competition Appeal Tribunal was incorrect to uphold the Competition Commission’s order that Ryanair should reduce its stake in Aer Lingus from 28.5 to 5 per cent.’

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Zenith Chambers, 16th February 2015

Source: www.zenithchambers.co.uk