Topic Archives: FAA

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July 16, 2019ADA, Arbitration, Class Action, FAA

Blair v. Rent-A-Center, Inc.: California’s McGill Rule Not Preempted by the FAA

The Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of Rent-A-Center, Inc.’s motion to compel arbitration in a putative class action challenging the company’s structuring of its rent-to-own pricing. We discuss the court’s recent decision and how its preemption analysis means that the California Supreme Court’s ruling in McGill v. Citibank will continue to impact the enforceability of ...›

December 18, 2015Aviation & Drones, FAA, Product Liability

FAA Announces Drone Registration, but Legal Challenges Loom

On December 14, 2015, the FAA issued the much-anticipated “Registration and Marking Requirements for Small Unmanned Aircraft Interim Final Rule” (the “Interim Final Rule”). The incongruously named rule requires all operators of small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS)—drones weighing between .55 and 55 pounds—to register their drones through the FAA’s new web-based process. ...›

February 17, 2015Aviation & Drones, FAA

Drones: Much Anticipated Small UAS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Released by FAA

Over the weekend the FAA issued a much-anticipated Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for small UAS—i.e., drones weighing less than 55 pounds. The oft-delayed NPRM comes three years after Congress—through the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (the “2012 Act”)—directed the FAA to develop and implement “comprehensive” regulations to safely integrate drones into the national airspace. ...›