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Basic Principles of Liability for Personal Injury or Death of Passenger on an International Flight

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  • Description
    With a focus on the basic principles of liability for personal injury or death of a passenger on an international flight, Christopher B. Kende, Cozen O’Connor Member and Adjunct Professor of Transportation and Maritime Law at Brooklyn Law School, will offer an overview of treaties and agreements as they relate to international air carrier liability. Following the Montreal Convention, the course will review liability requirements, applicable terms, damages and potential liability defenses. The course will also present issues to consider when bringing an action, such as limitation of actions and jurisdiction. The course will conclude with best practices and strategies for protecting a client when defending a Montreal Convention claim.
  • Instructor Bio

    Christopher Kende

    Christopher B. Kende focuses his practice on international insurance, reinsurance, aviation and marine matters.

    Christopher has more than 30 years of experience in handling major complex multinational litigation in the areas of insurance, reinsurance, environmental law, aviation and admiralty and maritime disputes. His experience includes virtually every aspect of pre-trial, trial and post-trial proceedings in state and federal courts around the country.

    Christopher is a former member of the Foreign and Comparative Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is past president of the Maritime Law Committee of the New York County Lawyers Association and the Admiralty and Maritime Law Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA). Christopher is also past president of the Insurance Law Commission of the UIA and serves on the International Organizations, Conventions and Standards Committee of the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He is on the board of directors of the New York Chapter of the French American Chamber of Commerce.

    Christopher has a combined B.A. and M.A. degree from Brown University and a J.D. from New York University School of Law. He is fluent in French.