Steven C. Rickman, Attorney
Steve has been practicing law as a litigator since 1988. He specializes in the defense of aviation, products, employment and business litigation matters. He has conducted numerous trials, appeals, mediations and arbitrations in the federal and state courts of various jurisdictions, including New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Florida and Texas. His practice includes complex, multidistrict litigation matters.
Steve has given presentations on aviation and employment law issues, including for the Aviation Security Section of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Marrakesh, Morocco.
Steve is admitted to practice in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Florida and Missouri.
Steve is a member of the American Bar Association and the Bar Associations of New York and Connecticut. Steve graduated from Fordham University School of Law, 1988, J.D., and The University of Miami, 1983, B.B.A. (cum laude ).
Representative Reported Decisions:
Express Courier Systems, Inc. v. Brown, No. CV 064023011S, 2006 WL 3878086 (
Fallon v. The Matworks, et al., No. X01-CV-03-01854875, 2005 WL 896121 (
Sourial v Royal Air Maroc, No 99 Civ. 5993 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 18, 2000) (favorable result at trial for defendant in case where plaintiff, a discharged Royal Air Maroc employee, alleged employment discrimination and retaliation)
Anamdi v. Sabena, No. 94-CV-482 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 10, 1997) (favorable result at trial for defendant in case where plaintiff alleged race discrimination with respect to services provided during international flight); see also related decision reported at 1995 WL 362524 (E.D.N.Y. June 13, 1995)
Tiwari v. BWIA International, No. 96 Civ. 6649, 1997 WL 441944 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 1997) (granting airline defendant's motion to dismiss on ground of forum non conveniens in action where plaintiff was arrested and incarcerated for possession of narcotics in Guyana)
Roman v. Aviateca, 120 F.3d 265, 1997 WL 420177 (5th Cir. June 27, 1997) (decision on appeal relating to standing, jurisdiction and treaty rights between the United States and Nicaragua in action arising from aviation accident in Central America)
Martin v. Purolator Courier, d/b/a Emery Worldwide d/b/a P. Chimento, No. 94 CV 1004, 1996 WL 429016 (E.D.N.Y. 1996) (granting defendant Emery's motion for partial summary judgment in Title VII race discrimination case)
Koehler v. Scandinavian Airlines System, 285 Ill.App.3d 520, 674 N.E. 2d 112 (Ill. App. Ct. 1996) (appeal affirming in part and reversing in part dismissal by trial court of action for lack of subject matter jurisdiction under treaty known as Warsaw Convention)
Cartas v. Smarte Carte, Inc., No. 92 Civ. 2597, 1995 WL 138841 (S.D.N.Y. 1995) (granting motion of defendants Mexican and Aer Lingus for summary judgment where plaintiff was attacked and stabbed at JFK airport)
Cortes v. Delta Air Lines and
Csizmazia v. Sabena Belgian World Airlines, No. CV-94-1593, 24 Av. Cas. (CCH) 18, 190 (E.D.N.Y. 1994) (granting defendant's motion for summary judgment on the ground that plaintiffs claims were untimely)
Liu v. Korean Air, No. 84 Civ. 0690 (S.D.N.Y. 1993) (favorable verdict for defendant in wrongful death damages trial arising from the Korean Air flight 007 shoot down by Soviet fighter jets on September 1, 1983); see also related decision cited at 1993 WL 478343 (S.D.N.Y. 1993) in which the Court granted in part the defendant's motion in limine, excluding portion of expert testimony of plaintiff's economist following a Daubert hearing
Levy v. Swissair, et al., No. 90 Civ. 7005, 1993 WL 205857 (S.D.N.Y. 1993), aff'd, 22 F.3d 1092, 1994 WL 126589 (2d Cir. 1994) (granting defendant's motion for summary in action involving transportation of prisoner extradited to
Gonzalez v. TACA International Airlines, Civ. A. No. 91-0175, 1992 WL 142399 (E.D. La. 1992) (favorable result for defendant at trial in action seeking damages for personal injuries, including heart attack, suffered during international flight)
Bazzv v. Royal Jordanian Airlines, No. CV-92-1391, 23 Av. Cas. (CCH) 18,395, 1992 WL 106381 (E.D.N.Y. 1992) (granting defendant's motion for summary judgment in action for lost cargo)
Kleiner v. Qantas Airways, Ltd., 927 F.2d 593 (2d Cir. Jan. 4, 1991), affirming in part and remanding in part district court decision reported at 1990 WL 80047 (S.D.N.Y. 1990), and dismissal aff'd on second appeal, 970 F.2d 895 (2d Cir. 1992) (favorable result for defendant after two appeals in action seeking damages for personal injuries arising from foreign government ordered disinsectizations of commercial aircraft on flights entering Australia and New Zealand)
Das v. Royal Jordanian, 766 F. Supp. 169 (S.D.N.Y. 1991) (favorable result at trial for defendant Royal Jordanian in case where the plaintiff sought damages for conversion of funds)
|Education:||The University of Miami B.B.A.|
U.S. District Court District of Connecticut 1998
U.S. District Court District of New Jersey 1988
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York 1989
New Jersey 1988
New York 1988
U.S. District Court Southern District of New York 1989
U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri 1988
U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit 1990
Anamdi v. Sabena 1995
Anamdi v. Sabena 1997
Bazzv v. Royal Jordanian Airlines 1992
Cartas v. Smarte Carte, Inc. 1995
Cortes v. Delta Air Lines and Avianca 1994
Csizmazia v. Sabena Belgian World Airlines 1994
Das v. Royal Jordanian 1991
Express Courier Systems, Inc. v. Brown 2006
Fallon v. The Matworks, et al. 2005
Gonzalez v. TACA International Airlines 1992
Kleiner v. Qantas Airways, Ltd. 1990
Kleiner v. Qantas Airways, Ltd. 1991
Kleiner v. Qantas Airways, Ltd. 1992
Koehler v. Scandinavian Airlines System 1996
Levy v. Swissair, et al. 1993
Levy v. Swissair, et al. 1994
Liu v. Korean Air 1993
Martin v. Purolator Courier, d/b/a Emery Worldwide d/b/a P. Chimento 1996
Roman v. Aviateca 1997
Sourial v Royal Air Maroc 2000
Tiwari v. BWIA International 1997
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