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Click here for the full text of this decision FACTS:Darren Lee sued American Airlines in a federal class action complaint under the Warsaw Convention. He alleged that the delay and ultimate cancellation of a flight he was to take from New York to London resulted in delay, inconvenience, assorted expenses, loss of reasonably foreseeable business, loss of prepaid and/or nonrefundable vacation expenses and loss of a “refreshing, memorable vacation.” The district court granted American a partial judgment on all but the inconvenience and “refreshing, memorable vacation” claim, an issue the district court subsequently certified for appeal. HOLDING: Affirmed. Lee’s claim for the loss of a refreshing, memorable vacation is a claim for mental anguish damages, which are not recognized under the Warsaw Convention. The court rejects Lee’s claim that the damages are economic simply because he had to spend time and money in surroundings and accommodations Lee found to be substandard. His claim for inconvenience is similar to mental anguish damages, too, the court rules. OPINION:Garza, Circuit Judge; Jones, Garza and Benavides, JJ.

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