Aviation Litigation

Successfully defended client in regards to aviation accident involving two wrongful deaths. Plaintiffs allege a defect in aircraft engine bearings allegedly manufactured and distributed by our client
Defended avionics manufacturer in multi district litigation (MDL) related to the June 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447 en route from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All claims dismissed on forum non conveniens grounds.
Advised major aircraft manufacturer on liability issues arising from significant product and operational integrity matters, and on general commercial litigation issues
Obtained defense verdict on behalf of airplane manufacturer in four-week, high profile jury trial in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Plaintiffs sought compensatory and punitive damages in excess of $60 million for wrongful death, asserting product liability claims for alleged defects in the design and manufacture of the airplane.
Secured declaratory judgment in favor of airport terminal operator in action seeking additional insured coverage under subcontractor’s policy of insurance.
Lead counsel for major U.S. airline in high profile Multi-District Litigation stemming from crash of commuter aircraft, including acting as lead counsel during two month trial in New York Supreme Court.
Defend Experimental Aircraft Association in action stemming from crash of an antique bi-plane following air show, which included successfully obtaining a venue transfer to the Eastern District of Wisconsin, where our client maintains its place of business 
Achieved multi-million dollar recovery for foreign airline in action against refueling company to recover for fire damage caused to Boeing 777 aircraft during refueling operations.
National trial counsel for manufacturer of advanced technology general aviation aircraft
Lead counsel for the United States in multidistrict litigation arising out of the crash of US Airways flight 1016 in Charlotte, North Carolina
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