Montreal Agreement Law and Legal Definition

Montreal agreement refers to a private agreement, signed by most international airlines. The international airlines waives 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 provides for absolute liability on the part of the carrier for all flights, especially in the absence of passenger negligence, originating, stopping, or terminating in the United States. The Montreal Agreement came into existence after the negotiations in 1965 and 1966 following the United States' denunciation of the Warsaw Convention, based primarily on its low liability limits. — Montreal agreement is also termed as Agreement Relating to Liability Limitation of the Warsaw Convention and the Hague Protocol.