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Ninth Circuit determines statute of repose inception date in aircraft defect suit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 11 2012

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a district court’s determination that the statute of repose under the General Aviation Revitalization Act began to run when an allegedly defective part, “along with the aircraft in which it was installed originally, was delivered to its first purchaser.”

Airplane manufacturer has no duty in Minnesota to provide flight safety training

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 9 2012

The Minnesota Supreme Court has determined that an airplane manufacturer’s duty to warn “does not include a duty to provide training to pilots who purchase an airplane from the manufacturer” and that a pilot may not recover in tort when the manufacturer’s duty was imposed by contract only

Court rejects plaintiffs’ effort to defeat foreign jurisdiction in airline crash suit

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 23 2011

A federal court in California has, for a second time, dismissed on forum non conveniens grounds the claims of plaintiffs seeking to impose liability for the crash of an Air France flight

Statute of repose applied to defective aircraft litigation in Washington

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 14 2011

In a split decision, the Washington Supreme Court has determined that the statute of repose set forth in a federal statute bars a lawsuit involving an aircraft manufactured more than 18 years before the crash giving rise to the litigation

Sua sponte dismissal of complaint in Brazilian air-crash disaster overturned

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 17 2011

While upholding a lower court's dismissal, on inconvenient forum grounds, of a number of complaints arising out of an airline disaster that killed more than 200 people in Brazil, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that the court erred in dismissing, on its own motion, the complaint filed by a Brazilian mother who had not yet served a summons and her complaint on the defendant manufacturers

Seventh Circuit finds CAFA removal of airline crash suit to federal court premature

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 20 2011

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has determined that an airline manufacturer prematurely attempted to remove to federal court state-court actions arising out of a 2009 crash that occurred in the Netherlands

Federal MDL court dismisses air crash claims on inconvenient forum grounds

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 14 2010

A multidistrict litigation (MDL) court in California has dismissed dozens of consolidated claims filed against Air France arising out of an air disaster on a flight between Brazil and France that killed all 228 passengers and crew

Proceedings against domestic aircraft manufacturers for crash in Cameroon dismissed

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 14 2010

A federal court in Illinois has dismissed, on inconvenient forum grounds, claims filed by the families of passengers and crew killed in a 2007 aircraft accident in Cameroon

Multidistrict Litigation Panel consolidates cases from 2009 air crash

  • Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2010

The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has consolidated before a federal court in California a number of lawsuits filed against Société Air France, Airbus SAS and several suppliers seeking to recover for a June 2009 airline crash over the Atlantic Ocean that took the lives of 228 passengers and crew