A US federal appeals court ruled yesterday that New York State's airline passenger rights law violates federal law, rendering it invalid and dealing a blow to those considering similar laws in other states. The appeals court agreed with the US Air Transport Assn., which appealed a lower court's December ruling that allowed the law to take effect on Jan. 1 (ATWOnline, Dec. 24, 2007). ATA argued that the New York law, which mandated fines of as much as $1,000 per passenger against airlines ...

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