Bennett v. Southwest Airlines Co., 06-3486
In a case involving several individuals' claims against an airline, an airplane manufacturer and the city of Chicago after a plane ran off a runway and crushed a car, district court denial of a motion to remand to state court after removal is reversed and remanded with instructions to return the case to state court where the national regulation of many aspects of air travel does not mean that a tort claim in the wake of a crash "arises under" federal law.
- Decided 04/26/2007
- Published 04/26/2007
Before EASTERBROOK, Chief Judge, and BAUER and WOOD, Circuit Judges.
United States Seventh Circuit
David E. Rapoport (argued), Rapoport Law Offices, William J. Jovan, Nolan Law Group, Antonio M. Romanucci, Romanucci & Blandin, Carlton E. Odim, Shestokas, Raines, Odim & Malavia, Daniel Rose, Kreindler & Kreindler, New York, NY, for Plaintiffs-Appellants.
William T. Cahill, Perkins Coie, Alan L. Farkas (argued), Madsen, Farkas & Powen, Alan J. Brinkmeier, Merlo, Kanofsky & Brinkmeier, Chicago, IL, Jeffrey J. Ellis (argued), New York City, for Defendants-Appellees.