Montreal Agreement.A private agreement, signed by most international airlines, waiving both the Warsaw Convention’s limitation on liability for death and personal-injury cases (currently about $20,000) and the airline’s due-care defenses, raising the liability limit per passenger to $75,000, and providing for absolute liability on the part of the carrier (in the absence of passenger negligence) for all flights originating, stopping, or terminating in the United States. • The Montreal Agreement was the result of negotiations in 1965 and 1966 following the United States’ denunciation of the Warsaw Convention, based primarily on its low liability limits. — Also termed Agreement Relating to Liability Limitation of the Warsaw Convention and the Hague Protocol.

[Cases: Carriers 307; Treaties 8. C.J.S. Aeronautics and Aerospace §§ 265, 267; Carriers § 573; Treaties § 6.]

[Blacks Law 8th]