Aviation Law

General Personal Jurisdiction in Aviation Cases After 'Daimler'

, New York Law Journal


Aviation Law columnists Steven R. Pounian and Justin T. Green write: A typical aviation accident case may involve a crash in one jurisdiction, a pilot from a second, passengers from a third, an aircraft maintenance outfit from a fourth and an aircraft manufacturer from a fifth. Even before 'Daimler' it was frequently impossible to join all defendants in one action, but post-Daimler aviation cases invariably require plaintiffs to file multiple "protective actions" to guard against jurisdictional dismissals.

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