We are pleased to provide you with an important aviation law legal update.
The District Court in Tel Aviv-Yafo with an expanded three judge panel, rejected Iberia Airlines’ appeal in the matter 56432-07-17 Iberia Airlines v. Fleisher Peled et al.
In summary, in the judgement which rejected Iberia’s appeal it was established that in baggage carriage cases compensation can be awarded for mental anguish regardless of the existence of bodily harm and this pursuant to Article 29 of the Montreal Convention. However, the amount of the total compensation awarded for the damage caused by the delay or the loss of the baggage (pecuniary and/or non-pecuniary) will not exceed the compensation ceiling established in the Convention.
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