A New York federal judge Thursday dismissed a challenge to a new state law requiring more humane treatment for passengers stuck on planes that have been grounded for more than three hours by bad weather or for other reasons. The judge held that the new law, called the Passenger Bill of Rights by its legislative sponsors, is not pre-empted by the federal Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, and is a legitimate use of state police power to protect the health and safety of its citizens.
Federal Judge Upholds 'Passenger Bill of Rights'
New York Law Journal
December 21, 2007