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Are corpses ‘cargo?’

MANHATTAN — The Second Circuit affirmed a lower court ruling that the Montreal Convention, a treaty concerning airlines’ liability, dictates dismissal of a family’s lawsuit against Pakistan International Airlines, which allegedly failed to deliver a body to Pakistan from Queens for burial. They did not successfully argue that human remains are not “cargo” under the convention, which preempts state claims arising from delayed cargo.

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