ECJ ruling: the Airline is liable for injuries caused by coffee on the plane

The then-six-year-old daughter was in the coffee mug from the folded Cuts tilted to the chest. For a liability, it is according to the judgment, is not necess

ECJ ruling: the Airline is liable for injuries caused by coffee on the plane

The then-six-year-old daughter was in the coffee mug from the folded Cuts tilted to the chest.

For a liability, it is according to the judgment, is not necessary that such an accident depends on a "flight-specific risk" together.

The family had sued the airline for 8500 Euro in damages. The Airline refused on the ground inter alia, that no accident existed, because there is not a sudden and unexpected event had led to the tipping of the coffee Cup.

The Austrian Supreme court submitted the case to the ECJ. The court wanted to know whether there is a liability accident within the meaning of the relevant Montreal Convention is founded for the aviation industry.

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The ECJ liable made it clear that the liability for scalding hot due to the overturned coffee is not a "flight-specific risk" is a prerequisite. In a strict interpretation of the accident of a term severe turbulence this risk fell, for example. The Luxembourg judges interpreted the accident term, but more.

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Updated Date: 26 December 2019, 01:00

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