Recent aviation disaster litigation has focused attention on the liability of the federal government for negligent airworthiness certification. The author traces the arguments for and against imposing this liability, and concludes that where FAA negligence is the proximate cause of an aviation disaster, the government can and should be held liable.
Lawrence Yale Iser,
It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's the FAA: Government Liability for Negligent Airworthiness Certification,
31 Hastings L.J. 247
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