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Eid v. Alaska Airlines, Inc., 06-16457

In an action against an airline alleging damages due to delay under Article 19 of the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air (Warsaw Convention), and a variety of state-law defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress claims, summary judgment for defendant is affirmed in part where the crew’s report to the police was covered by the Warsaw Convention and thus was not subject to defamation claims. However, the judgment is reversed in part where the fact finder here could conclude that the captain did not have reasonable grounds to believe that plaintiffs posed a threat to the security or order of the aircraft.

Appellate Information

  • Argued 04/18/2010
  • Decided 07/30/2010
  • Published 07/30/2010


  • Alex Kozinski


  • United States Ninth Circuit


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