Author: Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson

Rental car companies and deceptive marketing tactics
Transportation News

Rental car companies and deceptive marketing tactics

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- October 17, 2018

In this week’s travel law article, we examine several rental car cases involving deceptive and unfair marketing practices of which ... Read More

Honeymooner loses finger when heavy metal door slams shut: Is cruise line liable?
Cruise Industry News

Honeymooner loses finger when heavy metal door slams shut: Is cruise line liable?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- October 10, 2018

In this week’s travel law article, we examine the case of Horne v. Carnival Corporation, No. 17-15803 (11th Cir. June ... Read More

Sexual assault of minor on cruise ship: Is Royal Caribbean Cruises liable?   
Cruise Industry News

Sexual assault of minor on cruise ship: Is Royal Caribbean Cruises liable?   

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- October 3, 2018

In this week’s travel law article, we examine the case of L.A., minor v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., Case No. ... Read More

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018
Travel Destination

Avoiding dangerous vacations 2018

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 19, 2018

This is the sixth year that we have posted dangerous vacations destination information collected from news articles and reported law ... Read More

High-stakes Las Vegas gambler commits suicide: Is the casino liable?
Breaking Travel News

High-stakes Las Vegas gambler commits suicide: Is the casino liable?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 13, 2018

Plaintiffs allege that Defendants lured Decedent into debt (and psychological distress & suicide) by enticing him to gamble in Las ... Read More

Blind airline passenger intimidated by Federal Air Marshal: Is Delta Air Lines liable?
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Blind airline passenger intimidated by Federal Air Marshal: Is Delta Air Lines liable?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- September 5, 2018

In the case of Gardner v. United States of America, Delta Air Lines, Gardner sued based upon his interactions with ... Read More

Cruise passenger breaks ankle during “moderate” shore excursion: Is cruise line liable?
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Cruise passenger breaks ankle during “moderate” shore excursion: Is cruise line liable?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- August 29, 2018

In the case of Brown v. Oceania Cruises, Inc., Plaintiff (aged 78) broke her ankle after choosing a "moderate" cruise ... Read More

Cruise cancelled because of Hurricane Harvey: Is Royal Caribbean liable?
Cruise Industry News

Cruise cancelled because of Hurricane Harvey: Is Royal Caribbean liable?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- August 22, 2018

McIntosh v. Royal Caribbean Cruises: class action from a cancelled cruise that was set to leave but coincided with Hurricane ... Read More

Retaliatory placement on the No Fly List: Are federal officers personally liable?
Airline News

Retaliatory placement on the No Fly List: Are federal officers personally liable?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- August 8, 2018

Examining legal case where “complaint alleged in retaliation for refusal to serve as informants, federal officers put names on ‘No ... Read More

Above-the-knee amputation after eating “Jersey Shore Sampler”: Is the Windrift Hotel Resort liable?
Resort News

Above-the-knee amputation after eating “Jersey Shore Sampler”: Is the Windrift Hotel Resort liable?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- August 2, 2018

Windrift Hotel guest orders “Jersey Shore Sampler," consumes raw clams resulting in a leg infection that led to an above-the-knee ... Read More

Raped at the Holiday Inn Chicago Skokie: Is the hotel liable?
Hotel & Resort News

Raped at the Holiday Inn Chicago Skokie: Is the hotel liable?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- July 25, 2018

A guest at the Holiday Inn Chicago-Skokie after eating dinner and consuming alcohol in the restaurant, went to her room ... Read More

Airline passenger dies during flight: Is Virgin America liable under California’s Elder Abuse Act?
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Airline passenger dies during flight: Is Virgin America liable under California’s Elder Abuse Act?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- July 19, 2018

n the case of Balukjian v. Virgin America, Inc., the complaint alleges her father died due to violation of California’s ... Read More

Rape at the French Lick Resort & Casino: Is the hotel liable?
Breaking Travel News

Rape at the French Lick Resort & Casino: Is the hotel liable?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- July 4, 2018

Did French Lick Resort owe a duty to its invitee to protect her from a criminal attack by an unknown ... Read More

Horseback rider killed in Yellowstone National Park: is Xanterra Parks & Resorts liable?
Tourism News

Horseback rider killed in Yellowstone National Park: is Xanterra Parks & Resorts liable?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- June 27, 2018

In this week’s travel law article, we examine the case of Dullmaier v. Xanterra Parks & resorts, Nos. 16-8017, 16-8049 ... Read More

Airbnb guest severely injured traversing stairs in home of Airbnb host: Is Airbnb liable?
Hospitality Industry News

Airbnb guest severely injured traversing stairs in home of Airbnb host: Is Airbnb liable?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- June 21, 2018

In this week’s travel law article, we examine the case of Carroll v. American Empire Surplus Lines Insurance Co., Civil ... Read More

The return of the Chinese tick case: Total award to injured student tourist of $41.5 million affirmed on appeal
China Travel News

The return of the Chinese tick case: Total award to injured student tourist of $41.5 million affirmed on appeal

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- June 6, 2018

In this week’s travel law article, we re-examine the very important Chinese Tick Case which we first discussed in 2014 ... Read More

Student tourist drowns in Costa Rica
Tourism News

Student tourist drowns in Costa Rica

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- May 31, 2018

In this week’s travel law article, we examine the case of Thackurdeen v. Duke University, No. 1:16CV1108 (M.D.N.C. 2018) wherein ... Read More

Majestic Rivers of Europe cruise cut short: Is forum selection cause enforceable?
Cruise Industry News

Majestic Rivers of Europe cruise cut short: Is forum selection cause enforceable?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- May 24, 2018

In this week’s travel law article, we examine the case of Hebert v. Vantage Travel Service, Inc., Civil Action No. ... Read More

Raped at a Holiday Inn in Montego Bay, Jamaica
Travel News

Raped at a Holiday Inn in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- May 17, 2018

In this week’s travel law article we examine the case of Robin Hutchings v. InterContinental Hotels Group, PLC. & SC ... Read More

Volunteer crew member on racing sailboat struck by main sheet
USA Travel News

Volunteer crew member on racing sailboat struck by main sheet

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- May 10, 2018

In this week’s travel law article, we examine the case of Ray v. Lesniak, No. 2:16-cv-1752-DCN (D.S.C. (2/22/2018) wherein the ... Read More

Vacationer ejected from raft on Lower Salmon River in Idaho: Is river guide liable?
USA Travel News

Vacationer ejected from raft on Lower Salmon River in Idaho: Is river guide liable?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- May 3, 2018

In this week’s travel law article we examine the case of Neault v. Epley’s, Inc., Case No. 3:16-CV-00244-EJL-RFB (D. Idaho ... Read More

Wedding attendee falls one level over handrail: Is hotel liable?
USA Travel News

Wedding attendee falls one level over handrail: Is hotel liable?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- April 26, 2018

In this week’s travel law article, we examine the case of Sussman v. MK LCP Rye LLC and Hilton Management, ... Read More

Two federal criminal cases involving unruly airline passengers: Stop drinking and behave, please!
Airline News

Two federal criminal cases involving unruly airline passengers: Stop drinking and behave, please!

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- April 19, 2018

In this week’s article, we examine two criminal cases involving unruly airline passengers who were convicted of violating 49 U.S.C. ... Read More

Hotel guest assaulted by massage therapist
USA Travel News

Hotel guest assaulted by massage therapist

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- April 11, 2018

In this week’s article, we examine the case of Elena Myers Court v. Loews Philadelphia Hotel, Inc., Civil Action No. ... Read More

Uber driver wants to carry concealed handgun while driving customers: Should this be allowed?
USA Travel News

Uber driver wants to carry concealed handgun while driving customers: Should this be allowed?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- April 5, 2018

In this week’s article, we examine the case of Mejia v. UBER Technologies, Inc., Case No. 17-cv-61617-BLOOM/Valle (S.D. Fla. (2/15/2018) ... Read More

Condo owner assaulted in lobby of Omni Providence Hotel: Is hotel liable?
USA Travel News

Condo owner assaulted in lobby of Omni Providence Hotel: Is hotel liable?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- March 28, 2018

In this week’s article, we examine the case of Henry Mu v. Omni Hotels Management Corporation, Nos. 16-2293, 16-2442 (1st ... Read More

$1.85 million verdict against rental car company
USA Travel News

$1.85 million verdict against rental car company

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- March 22, 2018

In this week’s article, we examine the case of State of Arizona, ex rel Mark Brnovich v. Dennis Saban et ... Read More

Snow machine accident at Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa: Is liability release enforceable?
Hospitality Industry News

Snow machine accident at Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa: Is liability release enforceable?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- March 15, 2018

In this week’s article, we examine the case of Lizzol v. Brothers Property Management Corp., 2016 WL 6459570 (D.N.H. 2016)(Lizzol ... Read More

Hotel guest ejected from casino has accident on icy highway: Is hotel liable?
USA Travel News

Hotel guest ejected from casino has accident on icy highway: Is hotel liable?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- March 8, 2018

In this week’s article, we examine the case of James v. Eldorado Casino Shreveport Joint Venture, No. 51.707-AC (La. App. ... Read More

Litigating travel law cases in an inconvenient forum
Cruise Industry News

Litigating travel law cases in an inconvenient forum

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- February 21, 2018

In this week’s article, we examine several cases involving the enforcement of forum selection clauses in travel contracts with cruise ... Read More

Tourist purchases annual pass to SeaWorld: Did park breach EZ pay contract?
USA Travel News

Tourist purchases annual pass to SeaWorld: Did park breach EZ pay contract?

Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson Hon. Thomas A. Dickerson- February 14, 2018

In this week’s article, we examine the case of Herman v. SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Inc., Case No. 8-14-cv-3028-T-35JSS (M.D. ... Read More