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“Bloom: Delta’s Lease with Airport Has Exception for Possible Litigation,” Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In an article published on the front page of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on December 21, 2017, Bloom Sugarman partner Simon Bloom provides insight into potential legal pathways that Delta could pursue to recoup millions in losses suffered by the airline against Georgia Power and the city as a result of the Dec. 17, 2017, power outage that shut down the airport. Bloom explains the terms of Delta’s lease with the city and how the city is protected from legal liability but only if “such failures or interruptions were not occasioned by the City’s fault or neglect or that of its employees, agents, contractors, subcontractors or other entities under the City’s control.” Said Bloom: “It makes it more important than ever to get to the bottom of the cause… You can think of a range of possible scenarios where one could make the viable case that the city was asleep at the switch, literally and figuratively.” For the full article, subscribers to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution may access the digital edition here.