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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
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