Annual Report 2017/2018

  • July 05, 2018

Summary of Meetings: Air Law

Number of Meetings Held: 3

Friday, October 27, 2017
Guest Speaker: Jeremy Morin - Mark Anthony Wine Group
Meeting Title/Topic: Commercial Uses of Drones
Synopsis: Jeremy Morin of Mark Anthony Wine Group discussed the licensing and use of drones in the Okanagan wine industry.

Friday, November 17, 2017
Guest Speaker: Mark Kelley Schwartz, Driggers, Schultz & Herbst
Meeting Title/Topic: Doe v. Etihad: Mental Injury Claims under the Montreal Convention
Synopsis: Mark Kelly Schwartz is a preeminent American aviation attorney. Mark spoke by videoconference on his recent case, Doe v. Etihad, where 6th Circuit Court of Appeal overturned a grant of summary judgment to the defendant carrier, and held the plaintiff was entitled to recover all of her damages, including mental damages injuries, arising from contact with a hypodermic needle found in a seat back pocket.

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Guest Speaker: Bill Yearwood - Transportation Safety Board
Meeting Title/Topic: New Developments in Lightweight on Board Recording Devices and Real Time Data Transmission and Their Role in Accident Investigation
Synopsis: Bill Yearwood of the Transportation Safety Board discussed new developments in lightweight on board recording devices and real time data transmission and their role in accident investigation.

Comments and Observations of the Chair

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