In a recent decsision, the Austrian Civil Supreme Court (OGH) has held that booking a package for a group or family constitutes a contract for the benefit of a third party and thus entitles any member of the group or family to file a claim with regard to his/her own participation in the package. These principles do not only apply with regard to the tour organizer but also with regard to a retailer or agent.
The EU Commission has now published the responses received on the ADR consultation. The responses filed by experts include an IFTTA paper drafted by Larry Gore, Tom Marigiotti and John Downes. It is the second time that IFTTA participated in an EU legislative process. The commission also published a Feedback Statement to the responses received until the end of March 2011.
The Plaintiff flew with Air France on May 23, 2003, from Toronto to Paris. She was seated in a wheelchair and required assistance to access her seat on the airplane. Upon arrival at CDG airport in France, the Plaintiff claimed that Air France personnel failed to assist despite numerous requests by her mother. Because of this failure to assist, the Plaintiff’s mother had to carry her daughter to the waiting wheelchair on the bridge.
A vast majority of the voters in Zurich has objected an intiative to prohibit assisted suicide of foreigners. A second intiative seeking to limit suicide assistance to persons who have lived in the Canton for at least one year was also rejected.