In Eldeeb v. Delta Air Lines, Inc., 2018 WL 6435739, the District Court of Minnesota recently granted a motion to dismiss (on the basis of forum non conveniens) an action brought pursuant to the Montreal Convention. Forum non conveniens is a legal doctrine by which a court may decline to hear a case where another court is more suitable or appropriate.
Mr. Eldeeb (who suffered from pancreatic cancer) was travelling home from Minnesota to Egypt, with a layover in Paris, France. At the time he booked his itinerary, he requested a wheelchair to assist him with disembarking the aircraft in Paris.
Upon arrival of his Air France flight from Minneapolis to Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris, Mr. …Keep reading