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Zicherman v. Korean Air Lines Co.

Docket No.: 94-1361
Argued: November 7, 1995
Decided: January 19, 1996
Consolidated with: Korean Air Lines Co., Ltd v. Zicherman, Individually and as Executrix of the Estate of Kole, No. 94-1477

Topics:

Treaty, Economic Activity, Election of Remedies, Union

PartyNames: Marjorie ZICHERMAN, etc., et al., Petitioners, v. KOREAN AIR LINES CO., LTD. KOREAN AIR LINES CO., Petitioner, v. Marjorie ZICHERMAN, etc., et al.
Petitioner: Zicherman
Respondent: Korean Air Lines Co.

Court Below: THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE SECOND CIRCUIT
Citation: 43 F.3d 18
Lower Court Decision
Supreme Court Docket

Zicherman
v.
Korean Air Lines Co.
516 U.S. 217 (1996)
Other Citations: 116 S.Ct. 629133 L.Ed.2d 596 (516 U.S. 2
Question:

May a plaintiff, in a suit brought under Article 17 of the Warsaw Convention governing international air transportation, recover damages for loss of society resulting from the death of a relative in a plane crash on the high seas?

Zicherman v. Korean Air Lines Co.
ORAL ARGUMENT

November 07, 1995

Holding: affirmed in part and reversed
Decision: Decision: 9 votes for Korean Air Lines Co., 0 vote(s) against

Zicherman v. Korean Air Lines Co.
Case Documents

1Opinion in Zicherman v. Korean Air Lines Co.
2Opinion in Zicherman v. Korean Air Lines Co.
Additional documents for this case are pending review.