Air India Fined For Disclosure Violations

Law360, New York (May 3, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT) -- Air India Ltd. agreed Thursday to pay the U.S. Department of Transportation $80,000 over alleged violations of new airline consumer rules, including a requirement to inform passengers about fees and publish customer service and tarmac delay contingency plans online.

In assessing the first civil penalty for breaking the new rules, which went into effect in August, the DOT enforcement office reached an agreement with the government-owned carrier to shell out the $80,000 without admitting any wrongdoing in order to avoid litigation.

The DOT said the compromise...
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