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Lessons for drafters from American Airlines’ termination of Gogo in-flight Internet service

Law professor Mark Edwin Burge insightfully points out lessons that contract drafters can draw from American Airline’s decision to terminate its use of Gogo’s in-flight WiFi Internet access, in American Airlines v. Gogo: A Contract Litigation Object Lesson?

  • “Contract law is important to the operation of commerce, but market forces are much more important.” Burge explains why that’s the case.
  • “Finally, the publicity also speaks to the wisdom of not including arbitration clauses and confidentiality provisions in certain commercial contracts,” evincing some sophisticated strategic thinking on Professor Burge’s part.

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