Today, the Supreme Court hears arguments about (1) airline immunity under the Transportation Safety Act when an employee files a false report; and (2) if a court’s decision is “final” when contractual attorney fees remain unresolved:
(1) Air Wisconsin Airlines v. Hoeper [see our preview at http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/12-315]
- Can a court deny an airline immunity under the Aviation and Transportation Security Act for a report made by its employees to the Transportation Security Administration about another employee, without first determining that the airline’s disclosure was materially false?
(2) Ray Haluch Gravel Co. v. Central Pension Fund [see our preview at http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/12-992]
- Can a district court’s decision that does not resolve a request for contractual attorney’s fees be a “final decision” under 28 U.S.C. § 1291?