DC Circ. Slams DOT's Shutdown Of Travel Brokers

Law360, New York (April 1, 2011, 6:56 PM EDT) -- The D.C. Circuit on Friday rejected a U.S. Department of Transportation shutdown of air travel brokers who work for the federal government, saying it was baffled by the DOT's attempt to use consumer protection rules to interfere in government contracts.

The DOT repeatedly failed to explain why plaintiff CSI Aviation Services Inc.,and other companies that contracted with the U.S. General Services Administration to broker flights for the government, should require the same certification as "common carriers" who provide flight broker services to the public, according to...
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