TATLA Newsletter – January 2020

Briefings

21/01/2020

‘Where a cup of hot coffee, which is placed on the tray table of the seat in front of a person in an aircraft in flight, for unknown reasons slides and tips over, causing a passenger to suffer scalding, does this constitute an “accident” triggering a carrier’s liability within the meaning of Article 17(1) of the Montreal Convention?’

This was the question referred to, and answered by the Court of Justice of the European Union in its recent decision in GN v ZU (C-532/18).

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