Not every company that has a bustling mobile ecosystem now started that way, and those just getting off the ground have only now just left their rocky starts in the rearview mirror. Delta Airlines is one of those, and recent news clears it of a blemish on its mobile record.
Judge Martin Jenkins, who threw out the suit, asking for $2,500 in damages per violation, explained his reasoning for dismissing the filing before it reached a full-fledged courtroom stage.
Key to Delta's pre-trial argument was protection under the Airline Deregulaition Act of 1978, which broadly stripped states' individual powers to pass public policy over airline carriers operating across state lines. With this ruling, that 38-year ruling now clearly extends across digital borders, too.