In a putative class action filed on behalf of thousands of consumers who purchased airfare from a South American airline, the firm obtained a reversal from an order dismissing the case on federal preemption grounds. Though the district court had dismissed the putative class’ case on the basis that their request for damages was preempted by the Airline Deregulation Act, the firm convinced the appellate court that the class sought merely to enforce the parties’ private agreements regarding the cost of passage and, thus, fell outside the scope of ADA preemption, as delineated by the United States Supreme Court.
Professional and Experienced Appellate Practice
Specializing in complex appellate cases
Crabtree, Auslander & Tackenberg is a Miami-based law firm that was founded to represent clients in appellate proceedings in Florida and throughout the United States. The firm’s partners are each board certified as appellate specialists by The Florida Bar.
The firm’s members have handled appeals on behalf of individuals and companies in virtually every subject matter in the realm of civil litigation. They have represented clients statewide before Florida’s appellate courts and in numerous federal appellate courts in the country, including the Supreme Court of the United States. They have been consistently named as one of the preeminent appellate practice firms in Florida by numerous publications, including Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers.