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TSA Agents Immune From Being Sued Regarding Allegations of Abuse

When Nadine Pellegrino was arrested in 2006 after a physical confrontation with agents of the Transportation Security Administration at Philadelphia International Airport, she probably had no idea that the outcome of her situation would result in a divided panel of three judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia ruling on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 that agents of the Transportation Security Administration who operate security checkpoints at airports nationwide cannot be sued over allegations of abuse by passengers.

Pellegrino and her husband Harry Waldman were on their way traveling home to Florida with…

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Are Claims in Class Action Lawsuits Unethical If Claimant Suffered No Damages?

Class action lawsuits affect all industries — including airlines, the receiving of calls as the result of telemarketing of cruise companies, and other aspects of travel. They are usually formed when a person believes that he or she has been wronged by a company; and attorneys find that other consumers underwent a similar experience. In a class action lawsuit, one of the parties is a group of people who are represented collectively by a member of that group…

…but what happens more often than not when…

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Class Action Lawsuit Against British Airways “An Enormous Victory For Frequent Flier Travelers”?

If you have ever attempted to redeemed frequent flier loyalty program miles for a transoceanic flight — especially when traveling to the United States — you might have noticed that a fee is added along with the taxes. That fee was originally introduced as a fuel surcharge when prices for fuel skyrocketed years ago for a number of reasons — but as fuel prices had since subsided in recent years, the fuel surcharge was conveniently renamed as a carrier-imposed surcharge, which is basically a way for the airlines to arbitrarily charge you extra simply because they can.

The marketing departments of airlines constantly tout about how valuable are their frequent flier loyalty program miles with which you can travel all over the world…

…but when the carrier-imposed surcharge — which…

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Lawsuit Filed by Avianca Shareholder to Stop Investment by United Airlines

A motion has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, New York County for Anil C. Singh — a justice at the court — to hear the case by Kingsland Holdings Limited to block United Continental Holdings, Incorporated from investing approximately $800 million in Avianca Holdings SA as a loan from which United Airlines could benefit in the form of an estimated annual profit of greater than $75 million.

Earlier this week, approximately 25 attorneys piled into court on the motion by the plaintiff for a preliminary injunction.

The lawsuit — which was filed…

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Smart Sex Toy Lawsuit Settled for $3.75 Million

If you get — er — lonely while traveling and you use technology to remotely connect with someone else for an intimate experience powered by technology, you may want to rethink that idea if you value you privacy.

In this settlement agreement filed on Thursday…

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Legal Judgement Extends Expiration of Award Miles to 30 Years?

The Oberster Gerichtshof — which is the Supreme Court of Justice in Austria — upheld a decision from a different court in May of 2016 and ruled in favor of all aspects of a lawsuit which opposed the practice of miles being no longer valid for use after a period of 20 months if a member of a frequent flier loyalty program does not engage in an activity which extends the expiration date.

The policy of…

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Why a Possible Lawsuit By Music Companies Against Airlines May Be A Foolish Decision

I personally believe that initiating a copyright lawsuit against American Airlines would be a foolish move on the part of Universal Music Group — who was a client of a client of mine at one time where I trained some of their employees at a facility in southern North Carolina where they created compact discs for distribution — for the simple reason that they would be…

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Nude Body Scanners Case Thrown Out By Court of Appeals

In a split vote of 2-1, “the United States 11th District Court of Appeals denied a petition filed by Jonathan Corbett who was suing the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for violating the Fourth Amendment with the Rapiscan Secure 1000 SP full body scanners”, according to…

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