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Seniors on the Go: Travel overseas — but stay safe
Traveling abroad "can be a wonderful experience — until you have an accident." So says Judge Thomas A. Dickerson in his latest paper entitled "Travel Abroad, Sue at Home." Dickerson literally "wrote the book" on travel law. His basic point is that U.S. residents traveling abroad, whether on airlines, cruise ships, or tours, face severe and inconsistent obstacles to obtaining legal recourse in foreign countries. "Travel Abroad, Sue at Home" states the obvious best case, but it also points out two big barriers to successful law actions against travel suppliers while you're at home — even some travel suppliers located in the United States.
By Ed Perkins
September 25, 2012