This week, American Electric Power (AEP) – the nation’s largest power utility – reached a landmark settlement in an air pollution lawsuit that has been ongoing since 1999.
Welcome back for part 6 of 6 of the discussion of Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections. Last week we talked about the Three Hour Tarmac Rule. The topic for this week is a final summary of the overall impact of this new legislation on the aviation industry.
It’s been a magical run here the past few months, but my blogging time with the good folks of LexisNexis has come to an end. When I first started in January, the DOJ had finally announced it was reversing its long-held position that the Wire Act prohibits all forms of online gambling and instead, was adopting the position that the Wire Act only prohibits online sports gambling. Since then, we’ve chatted about prohibition, the failure of iGaming in D.C., sports gambling in New Jersey, and Utah becoming the first state in the nation to criminalize online poker playing.
Welcome back to part 4 of 6 of the discussion of Enhancing Airline Passenger Protections. Last week we talked about the new Full Fare Advertising rule. The topic for this week is the Oversales and Denied Boarding Compensation requirements.
It’s 4 in the morning and you’re drunk in Atlantic City. The craps table at the Borgata has been kind to you all night as you play the odds on the pass line, but it’s time to take those winnings and do something reckless with it. Sit down at the blackjack table? Waste of time and money. Let it all ride on black?
In recent years airline passengers have been disgruntled by the emergence of baggage fees, overweight luggage fees, and the variety of other fees that used to be included in the airfare. Airlines make considerable revenue from ancillary fees, which include baggage fees. In the second quarter 2012 the U.S. Airlines collected a total of 887 million dollars in baggage fees.