An unforeseen circumstance of state commercial space limited liability laws at the time they were passed was the passage of the Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act and specifically the Act’s effect on jurisdiction for adjudicating legal actions arising out of commercial spaceflight activities. The Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act amends 51 U.S.C. § 50914 to […]Read more "Adjudicating Commercial Spaceflight Limited Liability Laws in State Court"
There has been much press and public relations about the Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act’s and in particular its space resources provisions. Many believe, including myself, that § 51303 is contrary to the Outer Space Treaty. That being said, this post is not about my rationale for that opinion. To the extent I have analyzed […]Read more "Section 51303: The Oceans are not the Equal to Outer Space"
The “Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship Act of 2015” (H.R. 2262) has a significant provision that would grant the federal courts of the United States exclusive jurisdiction over any legal actions arising out of a launch license issued by the FAA. H.R. 2262 states in part: SEC. 107. FEDERAL JURISDICTION. Section 50914 of title […]Read more "Thoughts on H.R. 2262, Section 107, the Federal Courts and Commercial Space [Updated]"