Airlines May Have To Pay For Delays: EU High Court

Law360, New York (November 19, 2009, 3:59 PM EST) -- Airlines may have to compensate passengers in the European Union for flights that are delayed more than three hours, according to the EU's highest court.

The European Court of Justice handed down a ruling Thursday clarifying the rights of passengers whose flights are delayed, in response to requests from courts in Germany and Austria in which passengers have sued for compensation under EU law.

The ECJ's ruling addresses a regulation passed by the European Parliament in 2004 that establishes common rules on compensation and assistance to...
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