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SCOTUS: Angry pilot case pits defamation v. immunity

In a case that pits First Amendment defamation principles against statutory immunity rules, the U.S. Supreme Court will address whether an airline can face liability for reporting that a plane passenger — one of the airline’s own pilots ­— might be armed and mentally unstable. Air Wisconsin Airlines Corp. v. Hoeper, No. 12-315, stems from an ...

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