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Abstract

This Comment will examine the congressional intent that shaped GARA, evaluate the equitable implications of the statute's drafting language, discuss its significant judicial interpretations, and explore the author's recommendations aimed at minimizing GARA's inequities without negating its positive aspects. Part II begins with an analysis of GARA's legislative history, identifies stakeholders and their arguments, and examines issues given insufficient consideration by Congress. Part III assesses how GARA actually affected the aviation market when compared to the stakeholders' predictions. Part IV will survey a selection of important judicial decisions interpreting GARA. Finally, Part V evaluates the inequities created by the statute and offers recommendations that will remedy those inequities.