In Fine Print, Airlines Make It Harder to Fight for Passenger Rights

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As air travel reopens and flight bookings begin to creep up, AvGeeks — aviation geeks — and others may notice some new legalese in the fine print when they buy plane tickets.

More and more carriers are adding clauses that require passengers to settle disputes with the airline in private arbitration, rather than in court, and bar passengers from starting or joining class-action lawsuits.

In early April, American Airlines updated its contract of carriage, a standard industry document that outlines the legal responsibilities of a ticket holder and an airline, with a class-action waiver. British Airways followed in late May, adding a class-action waiver and binding arbitration agreement in the terms and conditions of Executive Club, its loyalty program, for residents of the United States and Canada. British Airways notified members by email.

“What the airline is saying is: If you ever have a dispute with us, the only way

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Driver killed, passenger injured after car hits tree in Anderson County, coroner says

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Driver killed, passenger injured after car hits tree in Anderson County, coroner says

Happened around 11:59 p.m. Friday


One person was killed and another was injured after the car they were in crashed into a tree in Anderson County, according to the coroner.Greg Shore, the Anderson County coroner, says the accident happened around 11:59 p.m. Friday on I-85 North near mile marker 6.The chief deputy coroner says Brian Owens, 35, and a passenger were driving north when Owens lost control of his vehicle, drove off the highway, and struck a tree.Owens was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger was transported to AnMed Health, where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.The coroner’s office and Highway Patrol are investigating the accident.

One person was killed and another was injured after the car they were in crashed into a tree in

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Officials identify 18-year-old passenger killed in crash involving Louisville EMS vehicle

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Officials have released the name of the man who was killed in a crash involving a Louisville EMS unit in south Louisville.On Friday, a deputy coroner identified the victim as Dylan Norwell, 18. According to officials, the accident happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. They say a white SUV was traveling southbound on Taylor Boulevard when it drove over into the northbound lane and struck a Louisville EMS unit at the intersection of Bicknell Avenue.Norwell, who was a passenger in the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver was transported in critical condition. The LMPD Traffic Unit is handling the investigation.

Officials have released the name of the man who was killed in a crash involving a Louisville EMS unit in south Louisville.

On Friday, a deputy coroner identified the victim as Dylan Norwell, 18.

According to officials, the accident happened around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. They

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Coronavirus in India: Bitten by COVID-19, passenger vehicle sales plunge 51% in March

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The industry is engaged in a dialogue with the Government of India on policy measures which could minimise the impact of COVID-19 on the Indian economy and especially the domestic automobile industry.

Passenger vehicle sales in India declined by 51 per cent in March, hit by the 21-day nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As per the data released by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), passenger vehicle sales last month dropped to 143,014 units as compared with 291,861 units in March 2019, a decline of 51 per cent.

Similarly, commercial vehicles sales last month saw a massive dip of 88.95 per cent at 13,027 units as against 109,022 units in March 2019.

 

Two-wheeler sales saw a decline of 39.83 per cent at 866,849 units in March compared to 14,40,593 units in March 2019.

Total sales across categories declined by 44.95 per cent last month to 1,050,367 units as

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