exculpatory contract16) From the standpoint of legal liability for negligence, what difference does it make whether a domestic commercial flight is a common carrier or a contract carrier operation? 17) Can an airline use its tariffs to limit its potential liability to passengers or shippers? If so, describe. 18) How can you tell whether a person is a domestic or an international passenger? Describe. 19) Compare and contrast the personal liability for the consequences of torts committed by individualfederal employees with that of individual employees in the private sector. 20) An air traffic controller is going through a bitter divorce. One dark and stormy night the controller realizes that among the aircraft he’s controlling is a private jet owned by the man who stole theaffection of his soon-to-be-former spouse, and that she is among the passengers in that aircraft. In a fit of anger and jealous rage, the controller deliberately gives the jet a series of vectors to thefinal approach course intended to confuse the crew’s situational awareness before putting themon a course at an assigned altitude that causes the aircraft to collide with an obstacle. There areno survivors. Will the U.S. be held liable for the controller’s actions? Why or Why not? ?
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- Summer '07
- Tort Law, Air safety, aviation medical certificate, Airline Transport Pilot License