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    Fundamentals of Aviation Law

    ISBN-10: 0071458670
    ISBN-13: 9780071458672
    Author(s): Raymond C. Speciale
    Description: 'Fundamentals of Aviation Law' is an undergraduate textbook designed for college and university courses on aviation law. Each chapter covers a fundamental legal subject and discusses application of that area in the aviation environment.
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    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 336
    Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.870
    Language: English

    'Fundamentals of Aviation Law' is an undergraduate textbook designed for college and university courses on aviation law. Each chapter covers a fundamental legal subject and discusses application of that area in the aviation environment.

    Raymond Speciale (Frederick, MD) is a practicing attorney with Yodice Associates, counsel to the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) since 1962. He teaches aviation law at Mount St. Mary’s University. He is also a pilot and flight instructor. He is a member of the Lawyers-Pilots Bar Association, the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association. He writes pamphlets and teaches seminars for the AOPA.

    Table of Figures
    Table of Cases
    About the Author
    Fundamentals of the U.S. Legal System
    Introduction to the Law
    Functions of the law
    Sources of law
    Classifications of law
    Law, ethics, and morals
    Effective legal systems
    Dispute Resolution
    Court system
    Jurisdictional matters
    Litigation process
    Alternative methods of dispute resolution
    Basics of Legal Research
    Case law
    Statutes and regulations
    Law review articles
    Cases and Commentary
    Discussion Cases
    The U.S. Constitution and Aviation
    Overview of the U.S. Constitution
    Structure and organization of the federal government
    Distribution of authority between the federal and state governments
    Basic rights of individuals and businesses
    Cases and Commentary
    Discussion Cases
    Impact of Criminal Law on Airmen and Air Carriers
    Basics of Criminal Law
    Classifications of criminal law
    Criminal procedure
    Constitutional protections for defendants
    Criminal Laws Affecting Aviation Activities
    Federal provisions
    State provisions
    Cases and Commentary
    Discussion Cases
    Tort Liability and Air Commerce
    Intentional Torts
    Intentional torts against persons
    Intentional torts against property
    Elements of negligence
    Defenses to negligence
    Wrongful Death
    Strict Product Liability
    Defenses to strict product liability
    Cases and Commentary
    Discussion Cases
    Administrative Agencies and Aviation
    Administrative Agencies
    Department of Transportation
    Federal Aviation Administration
    National Transportation Safety Board
    Functions of Administrative Agencies
    Special considerations in FAA matters
    Checks on Administrative Agencies
    Oversight by traditional branches of governments
    Equal Access to Justice Act
    Freedom of Information Act
    Privacy Act
    Sunshine Act
    Cases and Commentary
    Discussion Cases
    Commercial Law Applications to Aviation-Related Transactions
    Mutual agreement
    Defenses to contracts
    Rights, duties, and remedies for breach
    Sales Law
    Sales law versus contract law
    Transfer of title and risk of loss
    Debtor-Creditor Legal Issues
    Credit-unsecured and secured
    Cases and Commentary
    Discussion Cases
    Entity Choice for Aviation Enterprises
    The Sole Proprietorship
    Establishing a sole proprietorship
    Liability issues for sole proprietors
    Taxation of sole proprietorships
    Establishing a partnership
    Operation of a partnership
    Liability issues for partnerships
    Ownership of assets
    Taxation of partnerships
    Termination of a partnership
    Limited Partnerships
    Establishing a limited partnership
    Liability of general and limited partners
    Taxation of limited partnerships
    Limited Liability Company
    LLC formation
    LLC operating agreement
    Liability of LLC members
    LLC taxation
    Formation of a corporation
    Operating the corporation
    Duties of directors and officers
    Liability issues for corporations and shareholders
    Taxation of corporations
    Cases and Commentary
    Discussion Cases
    Property Law Issues for Aircraft Owners and Airport Operators
    Real Property
    Ownership rights in real property
    Multiple ownership
    Transfers of real property
    Local zoning issues
    Personal Property
    Tangible property
    Intangible property
    Hull insurance and liability insurance
    The insurance contract
    Other types of insurance
    Cases and Commentary
    Discussion Cases
    Employment Law and the Aviation Industry
    Agency Law
    Defining agency
    Employee versus independent contractor
    Creating and terminating agency relationships
    Duties of parties
    Contract liability
    Tort liability
    Labor Unions and Employment
    Major federal labor union laws
    Basics of collective bargaining
    What if collective bargaining fails?
    Strikes and related issues
    Employee Protection
    Employment discrimination
    Employee safety and security
    Cases and Commentary
    Discussion Cases
    International Aviation Law
    Fundamentals of International Law
    Origins of international law
    Public International Aviation Law
    The beginnings of public international aviation law
    The Chicago Convention
    Open skies agreements
    Private International Aviation Law
    The Warsaw Convention
    The Cape Town Convention
    International Civil Aviation Organization
    Cases and Commentary
    Discussion Cases
    Case Briefs
    The Constitution of the United States of America
    NAS ASRS Form 277B
    Selected Bibliography

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