Friday, September 25, 2009

Air Disaster Case Dismissed on Forum Non Grounds

BNA Class Action Reporter notes that a class action brought against Airbus on behalf of the 77 persons that perished when a plane went down near Brazil in July 1007 was dismissed on Forum Non Conveniens grounds.  The case will have to be litigated in Brazil. See Tazoe v. TAM Linhas Aereas, S.D. Fla., No. 07-21941-CIV, 8/21/09. 

Readers interested in the topic of class actions in Latin America will want to read my colleague Angel Oquendo's article:  Angel Oquendo, Upping the Ante: Collective Litigation in Latin America, 47 Colum. J. Transnat’l L. 248 (2009).

ADL

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