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Aviation Law and Aviation Dispute Resolution (LEGAL 23-2)

March 6, 2023 @ 8:00 am - March 9, 2023 @ 4:00 pm

$2500

Course Description

This course is designed as an interactive classroom in which students learn about the legal risks inherent in aviation operations, the role of the aviation professional in litigation and an overview of the legal system as it relates to aviation safety. The course uses dynamic group discussions of actual accident and incident case studies to provide understanding of the various legal processes related to aviation and how students can engage aviation authorities in a responsible and successful manner. The latest developments in aviation law and litigation will be discussed.

Our experienced aviation lawyers, as instructors, will encourage the use of “preventative legal medicine” to avoid legal problems. Classes are not just lectures, but include simulated exercises regarding lawsuit mediations, depositions and trial testimony. These interactive aspects of the class will assist students in working with their organizations’ lawyers, if and when legal issues develop.

Aviation Law and Aviation Dispute Resolution is the successor to the previous Legal Aspects of Aviation Safety & Role of the Technical Witness in Litigation courses.

Objectives

To provide the participant with a working knowledge of the legal process and trends affecting aviation safety, as well as practical exercises to assist students when working with aviation legal counsel.

Who Should Attend

Aviation professionals who may be involved in aircraft accident investigation, incident investigation, safety analyses, civil litigation or internal aviation disputes.

Course Outline

  1. Aviation Accident & Incident Litigation
    1. The Litigation Process
      1. Civil Litigation
      2. How a Case is Structured
      3. Discovery, Deposition, Trial
    2. U.S. Legal System
      1. Federal and State Court Systems
      2. Venue and Choice of Law
    3. Investigations and Safety Audits
  2. Legal Aspects of Accident Investigation
    1. Jurisdictions of Federal Agencies
    2. Investigative Power vs. Private Rights
    3. NTSB Probable Cause Safety Investigations
    4. FAA Role
    5. Accident Reports and Litigation
    6. Witness Statements
    7. Legal Issues of Accident Response Planning
    8. Private Accident Investigations – Work Product Protection
    9. Accident Liability
    10. Comparative Fault
    11. Airline, Air Taxi, Corporate and G/A Accident Issues
    12. ICAO
  3. Pilot’s Duty of Care and Legal Aspects of Selected Safety Regulations
    1. Role of Governmental Agencies in Enforcing Aviation Safety Regulations
    2. FAA Enforcement Alternatives
      1. Administrative/Criminal Action
    3. Compliance with Safety Regulation
      1. Deviation and Non-Compliance
    4. Affirmative Defenses, Waivers and Mitigating Factors
    5. Aviation Standards of Care: FAR’s, Advisory Circulars
    6. Special Legal Doctrines Involving Aviation Safety
      1. Case Study – Analyzing Legal Issues
      2. Burden of Proof, negligence
      3. FAA’s Emergency Orders
      4. Accident/Incident Reports
  4. Product Liability and Safety
    1. Theories of Manufacturer Liability
    2. The Concept of Defectiveness
    3. Other Potentially Liable Parties in the Chain of Custody
    4. Manufacturer’s Defenses
  5. Aviation Conflict Resolution
    1. Resolving Safety Conflicts
    2. Regulatory Disputes
    3. ASMS Requirements
    4. FAA Regulatory Standards
  6. The Role of the Aviation Professional as a Witness in Litigation
    1. Scope of Activity
    2. Ethical Considerations
    3. Role of the Aviation Consultant
  7. Consultant as a Technical Witness
    1. Getting Started
    2. Agreements with Law Firm (Client)
    3. Investigation
    4. Deposition/Trial Preparation
    5. Development of Communication Skills
  8. Deposition/Trial Demonstration and Practice
    1. Aviation Case Study
      1. Deposition Purpose and Goals
      2. Trial Testimony of Aviation Professionals

Course Duration: 4.0 Days

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Published on March 1st, 2022

Last updated on March 10th, 2022

Details

Start:
March 6, 2023 @ 8:00 am
End:
March 9, 2023 @ 4:00 pm
Cost:
$2500
Website:
https://aviationsafety.usc.edu/courses/aviation-law-and-dispute-resolution-legal/

Venue

USC Aviation Safety and Security Program
6033 W. Century Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045 United States
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Phone:
3103421345
Website:
https://aviationsafety.usc.edu