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Supreme Court Hears Case About Air Wisconsin and Airline Protections From Lawsuits

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Dec 09, 2013 2:00 pm

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The U.S. Supreme Court may decide whether airlines have certain protections against lawsuits when it comes to security concerns. A lower court essentially ruled they don’t.

— Dennis Schaal

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today in a case involving a Wisconsin air carrier that could determine whether airlines should be protected from lawsuits, as the Transportation Security Administration is, after mistakenly reporting a security threat.

The case involves Appleton-based Air Wisconsin Airlines, which reported concerns about pilot William Hoeper’s mental state before he boarded a plane as a passenger at Dulles Airport in December 2004.

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