Canada: air carrier not liable for delay caused by mechanical problem
The Plaintiffs were booked on an Alitalia flight from Bari to Rome and then on to Montreal. Because of a mechanical problem, which was identified only shortly before departure, the flight from Bari to Rome was delayed almost 3 hrs and they missed their connecting flight to Montreal.
However, the claim was dismissed as Alitalia could produce evidence that once the problem was discovered, the aircraft was repaired as quickly as possible and thus proved that it took all reasonable measures to avoid the delay.
Judgement of Cour du Québec of March 15, 2011 in Case Bordonaro v. Voyages David inc. and Alitalia Airlines (2011 QCCQ 3013) available for download in French here>>.