Plaintiff, known professionally as Jane Froman, sought damages of one million dollars for injuries received when defendant's transatlantic plane crashed at Lisbon, Portugal. Before the flight, defendant prepared tickets for plaintiff and other passengers scheduled to entertain troops overseas and delivered them to a USO Camp Shows' employee in charge of arranging transportation for the group. Plaintiff had not expressly authorized the USO employee to receive the ticket in her behalf. She was unaware of the plane's exact destination. Held, a ticket invoking the liability limitations of the Warsaw Convention was delivered as a matter of law. Ross v. Pan American Airways, 299 N.Y. 88, 85 N.E. (2d) 880 (1949).
William C. Gordon S.Ed.,
INTERNATIONAL LAW-ACCIDENTS IN INTERNATIONAL AIR TRANSPORTATION-LIMITATION OF LIABILITY,
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